Lisa Thomas


Managing Director and Associate Director, Research

Lisa Thomas is Managing Director, Associate Director of Research.  She joined Cowen in 2016 from Nomura, where she was COO and associate director of research, serving as a founding member of the senior research management team responsible for establishing and rapidly growing the firm’s U.S. business beginning in 2010.  Prior to joining Nomura, Ms. Thomas was a managing director and associate director of equity research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she had earlier been assistant general counsel for the firm’s equity and fixed income research businesses.

Ms. Thomas began her career as an M&A and securities attorney in private practice with the law firms of Shearman & Sterling and Covington & Burling, working on a diverse range of significant international mergers, public and private financings, and regulatory investigations.

She holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and an LLB (JD) from McGill University.


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