Tricia McDermott Thompkins is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, responsible for overseeing all aspects of legal operations for Perry Ellis International, Inc.
Tricia joined Perry Ellis in 2011 and served as Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing Counsel. She has been instrumental in the acquisition of several Perry Ellis brands, including the acquisition of the Ben Hogan® brand and expanded licensing arrangements for the NIKE®, PGA TOUR®, Callaway®, Jack Nicklaus® and Guy Harvey® brands.
Prior to joining Perry Ellis, Tricia held senior legal positions with Office Depot, Inc. and Spectrum Brands, Inc. Tricia also practiced in the Washington DC office of Ballard Spahr, LLP and co-managed a law office as a Senior Supervisory Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Tricia holds a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from Rutgers University. She is actively involved in the community as a board member and/or officer of various civic and cultural organizations, including Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Tricia is also actively involved in the American Bar Association and served as chair of the Trademark Transactions Committee.
Tricia has been recognized for the past 3 years by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine as a Corporate IP Star and in 2018 by the South Florida Business Journal as a 2018 SFBJ Influential Business Woman.