Tyrone P. Thomas: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Tyrone P. Thomas

Phone202.434.7374

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Practice Areas

  • Executive Compensation
  • Affirmative Action
  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Nonprofits
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Arts & Entertainment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7374
Fax: 202-434-7400
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/tyrone-p-thomas
 
University Dartmouth College, B.A.
 
Law SchoolTulane University, J.D.
 
Admitted2002, New York; 2006, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

• Member, National Bar Association
• Member, Sports Lawyers Association

 
Biography

Tyrone advises boards, presidents, and other senior executives of colleges and universities on terms for employment and consulting agreements. He frequently provides counsel regarding best practices for compensation, benefits, and post-employment covenants for executive contracts. He has prepared numerous deferred compensation plans, performance incentive programs and separation agreements for health care systems, foundations, trade associations and academic institutions. In the course of his practice, he has advised on executive employment arrangements involving over 100 academic institutions.

Tyrone provides compliance advice to boards on governance issues. In this component of his practice, he advises on conflict of interest policies and compliance with IRS regulations governing intermediate sanctions and Form 990 reporting. He has also counseled on the development and implementation of affirmative action plans and related matters with OFCCP. He is a frequent speaker for various associations in higher education on the issue of executive compensation, including the American Council on Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Council of Independent Colleges.

As a result of his specialized legal training in intercollegiate and amateur athletics, Tyrone advises on various aspects of NCAA compliance, including enforcement investigations, the infractions process, and appeals. He has conducted independent investigations to self-report infractions and defend the basis of corrective actions of member institutions. Tyrone has successfully negotiated the reduction of various NCAA penalties assessed to universities, athletics personnel, and student-athletes.

In addition to his expertise with NCAA bylaws and procedures, he has advised on Title IX, employment contracts and policies for athletics personnel, and privacy issues related to student-athlete records. He is a nationally recognized expert on NCAA compliance and has served as a legal analyst for theNew York Times, ESPN,Sports BusinessJournalandUniversity Business.

Tyrone advises on general employment matters, including EEO compliance. He has conducted workplace investigations and litigation threat assessments for several Fortune 500 companies. His work includes the development of comprehensive diversity action plans that incorporate nationally recognized best practices for recruiting, retaining, and evaluating personnel.

Tyrone is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation, the National Bar Association, and the Sports Lawyers Association. His academic background includes an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Tulane University Law School, with a Certificate in Sports Law.

Newsroom

• Quoted inNLRB Will Review Northwestern Case,SHRM (04.28.2014)

• Quoted inLabor Board to Rule if Football Players Can Unionize,National Law Journal (04.24.2014)

• Quoted inLabor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision,National Law Journal (03.28.2014)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at 2014 American Council on Education Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, (03.28.2014)

• Quoted in5 Key Issues as Northwestern Appeals NLRB Game Changer,Law360 (03.27.2014)

• Quoted inCollege Football Players Persuade NLRB They are Employees,Society of Human Resource Management (03.27.2014)

• Quoted inAre Student-athletes University Employees? Labor Lawyers: No, No They're Not,LXBN (02.03.2014)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Speak on National Association of Health Service Executives Panel, (01.16.2014)

• Quoted inAfter Months of Controversy, a $90,000 Bonus for Rutgers' President,Inside Higher Ed (10.16.2013)

• Mintz Levin's Tyrone Thomas to Speak at Executive Leadership Seminar, (07.24.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute, (06.06.2013)

• Quoted inFor Rutgers President, Sports Controversies Open Another Wound,The Chronicle of Higher Education (06.01.2013)

• Quoted inAmid Outrage over Rutgers Coach, Questions Linger About President,The Chronicle of Higher Education (04.03.2013)

• Quoted inRutgers Leaders Are Faulted on Abusive Coach,New York Times (04.03.2013)

• Quoted inDaryl Gross: Syracuse Restructuring Oversight of Athletics, Academics,The Post-Standard (03.25.2013)

• Featured guestOutside the Lines,ESPN (02.20.2013)

• Quoted inTop Enforcement Officer of N.C.A.A. Is Ousted,New York Times (02.19.2013)

• Quoted inN.C.A.A. Admits Mishandling Miami Inquiry,New York Times (01.24.2013)

• Quoted inGovernor Sues Over Penalties to Penn State,New York Times (01.03.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at Council of Independent Colleges 2013 Presidents Institute, (01.03.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at American Council on Education's National Women's Leadership Forum, (11.29.2012)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute, (05.18.2012)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at American Council on Education's National Leadership Forum for Women Administrators, (05.18.2012)

• Mintz Levin's Tyrone P. Thomas to Present at American Council on Education Annual Leadership Forum for Women Administrators, (11.07.2011)

Publications

Author,1988 Ruling Casts a Shadow on Current NCAA Investigations,Law360 (12.19.2013)

• Co-author,NCAA Win Will Impact Future Antitrust Claims against NCAA,Law360 (04.04.2013)

• Co-author,NCAA Obtains a Vital Win on Antitrust Challenge of Athletic Aid Rules,Antitrust Advisory (03.26.2013)

• Author,NCAA Medical Officer's Scope to Extend beyond Head Trauma,Sports Business Journal (02.11.2013)

• Author,Protecting Home Field,University Business (11.01.2012)

• Author,Hidden Problems within Sabbaticals and Other Professional Development Leave Programs,Labor and Employment Times (05.15.2012)

• Co-author,Social Network Warning - Employers Should Use Caution in Disciplining Employees for On-line Statements,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (09.26.2011)

• Author,State of New York Forms Task Force Targeting Excessive Compensation at Nonprofits,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (09.09.2011)

• Co-author,Non-Profit Organizations and Government Entities Prepare for New Regulations for Golden Handcuff Plans Under Section 457 (f) of the Internal Revenue Code,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (06.15.2011)

• Author,Privacy Implications of Employment Background Checks: U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Employers,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (01.26.2011)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker,Presidential Contracts,Executive Leadership Academy, American Academic Leadership Institute, Washington, DC (07.21.2014)

• Speaker,Conducting Successful Presidential Searches: Key Legal and Practical Strategies for Counsel and Boards,2014 NACUA Annual Conference, The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Denver, CO (06.23.2014)

• Speaker,Executive Contracts,Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC (06.09.2014)

• Speaker,Negotiating Presidential and Senior Leader Contracts,Spectrum Executive Leadership Program, American Council on Education (ACE), Orlando, FL (04.02.2014)

• Speaker,Negotiation Strategies for Managing Executive Compensation, The National Association of Health Service Executives - Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter, Washington, DC (01.23.2014)

• Speaker,Reaching an Agreement: Negotiating Your Contract,81st National Women's Leadership Forum, American Council on Education (ACE), Arlington, VA (06.19.2013)

• Speaker,Executive Contracts: Basics and Trends,Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC (06.10.2013)

• Speaker,Presidential Contracts,Executive Leadership Academy Seminar Conference Call, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Academic Leadership Institute, and The Council of Independent Colleges, Webinar (05.21.2013)

• Speaker,Improving Your Form 990 - Best Practices in Reporting Executive Compensation for Non-Profit Entities, National Bar Association, Webinar (02.11.2013)

• Speaker,Presidential Contracts: End-of-Term Considerations,2013 Presidents Institute, The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Palm Harbor, FL (01.05.2013)

• Speaker,Reaching an Agreement: Negotiating Your Contract,National Women's Leadership Forum, American Council on Education (ACE), Arlington, VA (12.05.2012)

• Speaker,Reaching an Agreement: Negotiating Your Contract,National Women's Leadership Forum, American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, DC (06.20.2012)

• Speaker,Issues in Negotiating the Executive Contract,OWHE National Leadership Forum, Office of Women in Higher Education, Washington, DC (06.22.2011)

 
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Conflicts & Nepotism - A Dangerous Employment Cocktail
Tyrone P. Thomas, August 5, 2014
Last week, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley removed Alabama State University Trustee Marvin Wiggins for violating the University’s conflict of interest rules. The removal proved once again that if you are responsible for the oversight of an organization’s governance or operations, you...

Summer Semester Checklist - Revisiting Your Coach’s Contract
Tyrone P. Thomas, June 17, 2014
In the “quiet” period for intercollegiate athletic competition, compensation to college coaches has taken center stage. During the ongoing trial in the O’Bannon v. NCAA litigation, the plaintiff’s expert economist highlighted the financial benefits to coaches from the...

Bracketology 101: Part 2 - Survive and Advance: NLRB Says Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize
Tyrone P. Thomas, March 31, 2014
Last week, we placed the union recognition effort of Northwestern University’s football players as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region in our blog entry of issues that may change the face of the Final Four. That issue has now certainly cemented its No. 1 status. In a decision with...

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