Jaia Thomas is a Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment attorney. Her practice focuses on transactional and intellectual property law, assisting clients with contract drafting, copyright registrations, trademark registrations and deal negotiations. Jaia Thomas has spoken at countless conferences and schools across the country, including Carnegie Mellon University, Vassar College, Georgetown Law School and Emory Law School. She has also facilitated a series of legal and educational workshops for such national brands as WeWork. Jaia Thomas began her legal career in New York City, while also starting a production company, Singularus Productions. Through her production company she has produced various conferences and content for the stage and screen. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jaia Thomas is a graduate of Colgate University (BA) and The George Washington University Law School (JD). She also holds a Certificate in Television, Film and New Media Production from UCLA. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and American Bar Association. In her spare time, Jaia is a member of several boards and organizations, including USC's Sports Business Institute Rising Executives Committee.
upcoming SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
california african american museum (january 15, 2018)
On January 15, 2018, Jaia Thomas will be moderating a panel for the California African American Museum titled, "Women of the Civil Rights Movement." This panel explores the roles of African-American women during the civil rights era and the challenges they faced in the fight for racial equality. Panelists include Meta Golding, (Actress, Behind the Movement); Brenda Stevenson (UCLA Vice Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Department of History); and Rebecca Walker (Writer/Activist). Click here for more information.
COLGATE UNIVERSITY (JANUARY 18-20, 2018)
Jaia Thomas will serve as a panelist at Colgate University's annual SophoMORE Connections event. SophoMORE Connections provides second-year students an opportunity to explore their academic interests through conversations with alumni and faculty. Click here for more information.
stanford law school (february 21, 2018)
Jaia Thomas will present a lecture titled "Race, Sports and the Law" examining the intersectionality of these three things within the realm of the NFL. Click here for more information.
national black law student association convention (March 13-17, 2018)
Jaia Thomas will serve as a moderator for the 50th Anniversary National Black Law Student Association Convention panel titled, "The Role of Black Attorneys and Agents in the Era of Athletes-Activism" in Brooklyn, New York. Click here for more information.
syracuse university college of law entertainment & sports law symposium (april 6, 2018)
Jaia Thomas will serve as a speaker at the 3rd Annual Syracuse University College of Law Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium, discussing the intersection of intellectual property and entertainment law.
california association of black lawyers (April 26-27, 2018)
Jaia Thomas will serve as a speaker for the California Association of Black Lawyers Convention.