Lois has been representing clients in complex litigation of all types since joining the Proskauer Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Department some 30 years ago. Initially based in New York, Lois moved to Los Angeles in 1987 so that Firm clients in California could more easily avail themselves of her wide litigation experience. That experience includes securities, antitrust, complex real estate and construction, and intellectual property matters, as well as employment law litigation. Lois also has defended and prosecuted claims of unfair competition for businesses in a wide range of areas, including the automotive industry, direct marketing, and video distribution.
For the last three years she has been involved in proceedings to determine the property and rental income losses sustained as a consequence of the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In the securities law area, Lois’ experience encompasses the defense of ’33 and ’34 Act class actions and derivative suits in which she has had occasion variously to represent the issuer, directors (or general partners) and professional advisors. She also has had extensive experience representing targets and witnesses in SEC investigations and, as independent counsel, has conducted internal investigations for boards of directors whose companies were the subject of shareholder derivative actions and regulatory investigations.
Lois is also a board member of the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC). CWLC works to ensure, through systemic change, that life opportunities for women and girls are free from unjust social, economic, and political constraints. Women and girls suffer harm as a result of multiple characteristics, including race, sexual orientation, age, class and disability. The injustices that may be a result of these characteristics are complex and cannot be addressed effectively without recognizing their relationship to one another. CWLC emphasizes education, outreach and community organizing, as well as litigation as the best way to affect change. Lois is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia Law School.
You can contact Ms. Thompson at 310-284-5614, or www.proskauer.com/professionals/lois-thompson/