Morgan C. Thomas, Assistant General Counsel

Morgan C. Thomas, Esq. is a licensed attorney in Maryland. Morgan joined UMBC’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in 2016, serving as a Civil Rights Investigator and in 2017 became the Assistant General Counsel. Morgan has significant experience investigating reports of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, interpersonal violence, discrimination, and other forms of prohibited conduct. She has a comprehensive understanding of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, the Clery Act, FERPA and other laws that apply in the higher education context. She has developed and delivered training to students, faculty, and staff related to Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX matters. Morgan is also a well-trained and experienced Mediator and Restorative Justice Practitioner and has facilitated the resolution of numerous conflicts and disputes.

Morgan has served as an expert adviser to campus task forces and working groups and she is also the campus’s chief Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) officer. Morgan assists with representing UMBC before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and other administrative agencies.

Prior to joining OGC, Morgan graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2016, where she competed on the National Trial Team, provided legal assistance as a Rule 16 student attorney through the JustAdvice® Clinic and served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. She was inducted into The Order
of the Barristers, a United States national honor society for law students who have excelled in trial and/or appellate advocacy.

Morgan is also an alumna of UMBC (class of 2013), where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.