Thomas D. Garza is an associate in the Litigation Department.
Mr. Garza has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal court, participated in both international and domestic arbitrations, and counseled clients under investigation by state and federal regulators. His work has included disputes regarding breach of contract, consumer finance, intellectual property, privacy, and securities. He has advised clients in the energy, banking, media, real estate, and technology sectors.
Mr. Garza also maintains a robust docket of immigration and civil rights matters. He has successfully obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for immigration clients through proceedings in state and federal forums in New York. Mr. Garza is also part of the team representing plaintiffs in Carcaño v. McCrory, where the firm won a preliminary injunction against enforcement of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 – a law that bars transgender individuals from using public facilities, including restrooms, consistent with their gender identities.
Mr. Garza graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with an M.P.A. and B.B.A. in Accounting. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Garza was a 2009 Teach for America corps member working as a middle school teacher in Brooklyn, New York. He received his J.D. in 2014 from Harvard Law School. During law school, he worked as a Review Editor for the Harvard Latino Law Review and participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic. Mr. Garza also participated in the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute, where he represented clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Massachusetts state court.
Mr. Garza is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and the Southern District of New York.