Thomas A. Pacheco
Thomas Pacheco focuses primarily on franchise and distribution as well as white collar defense matters. He advises some of the nation’s largest franchisors and has worked on matters involving the enforcement of covenants not to compete, business torts, commercial contract disputes, trademark infringement, antitrust issues, and property disputes. In addition, Thomas has been involved in representing clients that are being investigated by the government including clients in the agricultural, health care, and medical device industries. Thomas is eager to work hard to develop efficient solutions his clients may require. He knows that every client has different needs, and he sees the importance of understanding each client’s business in order to best provide the right advice.
Thomas also recognizes the importance of investing back into the community. He has worked on behalf of clients seeking asylum and serves as a member of the Public Justice Center’s Lawyers’ Alliance.
Prior to joining Lathrop GPM, Thomas served as a law clerk to the Hon. Clayton Greene on the Maryland Court of Appeals. While in law school, Thomas received first-hand exposure to the health law field as an intern at the John Hopkins Health System and graduated with a Health Law Certificate. He served on the Maryland Law Review as Manuscripts Editor and Executive Committee member. Thomas also chaired the Moot Court Board’s Fall Competition and was a member of the National Trial Team and BLSA Thurgood Marshall Trial Team. Thomas began honing his lawyering skills early on as a nationally-ranked college and high school policy debater.
Outside of practicing law, Thomas enjoys long-distance running, a hobby he began during law school. He also continues to help his college and high school debate teams in order to provide the same opportunities to students that he received and placed him on his path to the legal profession.
- Represented man from Honduras seeking asylum based on persecution from gang involved in international drug trafficking in pro bono case; asylum granted following trial in Immigration Court.
- District of Columbia
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Public Justice Center's Lawyers' Alliance, Member, 2019-2020
- The Blake School, Assistant Debate Coach, 2013-2017
- Author, Top Legal Issues for 2020, Franchise World, April 17, 2020
- Facilitator, Roundtables: Addressing Constantly Moving and Vastly Varying COVID-19 Regulations, H.E.A.T. Franchise Summit, August 25 - 27, 2020
- October 9, 2018
600 New Hampshire Avenue, NWThe Watergate - Suite 700Washington, DC 20037
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
- Health Law Certificate
- Maryland Law Review, Manuscripts Editor and Executive Committee Member
- Moot Court Board Fall Competition, Chair
- National Trial Team, Member
- BLSA Thurgood Marshall Trail Team, Member
University of Mary Washington, B.A., magna cum laude, 2014