Raphael Thomas is a highly esteemed dancer who has collaborated with such esteemed artists as Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and Taylor Swift. With extensive training in jazz tap and ballet dance forms – these credits add up!
Thomas has an expansive commercial practice. He is particularly renowned for his lead advocate role in complex cases relating to private international law.
Early Life and Education
Raphael Thomas hails from Natchez, Mississippi where he attended Cathedral High School before enlisting briefly in the Air Force before being discharged due to poor eyesight. Subsequently he attended Co-Lin Jr College, Hinds Junior College, and Mississippi College completing degrees at each.
He studied dance at Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance for over a decade, becoming proficient in jazz, tap and ballet techniques as well as continuously exploring new forms of movement – always seeking ways to better himself as both performer and choreographer.
Raphael lived his life true to his beliefs, always supported by the love and support of his family. He leaves two daughters, one son, five grandchildren and is survived by Jaunita Raybon Verucchi of Madison as well as one sibling.
Raphael Thomas has an expansive commercial silk practice and is well known as an advocate in complex cases under private international law. His areas of expertise include copyright/media/IP law and competition law – and specialising in multijurisdictional disputes.
Raphael has shared the stage with many artists such as Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and John Legend. With an affinity for dance he continues to study new techniques – leading him to being invited as conductor for numerous symphonic concerts and ballet productions all around the world.
Raphael Isaacs papers include course notebooks from the University of Cincinnati; newspaper clippings, photographs and illustrations related to notable individuals; as well as an extensive collection of historical publications on medical practice and education that was donated in two gifts (1985 and 2002) to Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.
Achievement and Honors
Raphael has earned numerous honors throughout his career, such as being named a finalist for Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Prize and receiving a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction with Winter Eyes. Additionally, International Quarterly honored him with their Crossing Boundaries Award and nominated Journeys and Arrivals as Spirituality fiction works – among many more accolades!
Melvyn Trute was known for his tenacity, vision and tenderness when it came to his work. To recognize these attributes in students at BCS who demonstrate these traits both inside and outside the classroom, his friends established the Melvyn Trute Award which is awarded each semester at Honors and Awards ceremonies held each spring. Renowned for his anthemic songs that won him multiple awards during his music career he performed twice at Festival Internacional de la Cancion de Benidorm – making two of his awards ceremonies unforgettable experiences.
Raphael Thomas has an immense desire to serve God and lives by the saying “Never say you can’t.” His relentless determination, combined with a wide vision and perseverance make him an individual of many talents.
Thomas has performed with artists like Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and Taylor Swift; as both backup dancer and choreographer. Critics have applauded Thomas’ creative and skillful art work and consider him an artist of note.
He specializes in copyright, media and media law as well as trademark law, design law and personality law. He regularly appears before international commercial arbitration boards such as ICC, LCIA and trade specific arbitral forums; additionally he may be called before the Bars of Bermuda and Cayman Islands on specific cases.
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According to Form 4 filings with the SEC, since 2020 he has made over 14 trades of Albemarle stock worth more than $1,780,000 using Form 4. In addition, he sold several stocks. For his full history of insider trading transactions please click here.