Please join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom for a discussion with Thurgood Marshall Jr., moderated by Dean Robert Orr.
Thurgood Marshall Jr. counsels clients engaged in public policy. He provides guidance regarding ethics compliance and corporate governance and he develops legislative and regulatory strategies for clients involved in corporate mergers, professional and amateur sports, commercial aviation, utility and banking regulation, pharmaceuticals, and legal process reforms.
Thurgood has served in each branch of the federal government. He was a member of the White House senior staff in the Clinton Administration, holding the position of assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from 1997 to 2001. In that position, he was President Clinton’s liaison to the executive branch agencies. Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary, Thurgood was director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel to Vice President Al Gore. He held a position on the Senate leadership staff and played a leading role on a wide range of legislative priorities throughout the first term of the Clinton Administration. Before that, he was counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, as well as the Governmental Affairs Committee. He worked on legislative initiatives ranging from antitrust, criminal procedure, corporate crime, insurance, intellectual property, and telecommunications, to consumer protection, transportation safety, and product liability.
Thurgood began his legal career as a law clerk to US District Judge Barrington D. Parker of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, working on a full docket of cases, including United States v. B&O Railroad and United States v. Hinckley.