Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
Thurgood Marshall, Jr. is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, and a Principal of Bingham Consulting Group. Mr. Marshall counsels and devises strategies for advancing clients’ interests before Congress, the executive branch and independent regulatory agencies. He provides guidance regarding ethics compliance and corporate governance. He has developed legislative and regulatory strategies for clients involved in corporate mergers, professional and amateur sports, commercial aviation, utility and banking regulation, and legal process reforms.
Mr. Marshall was previously with Government Affairs Group at Swidler Berlin LLP, which merged with Bingham McCutchen LLP in February of 2006. Prior to joining Swidler Berlin LLP, Mr. Marshall served as a member of the White House senior staff, holding the position of Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from 1997 to 2001. In that position, he was the liaison between the President and the agencies of the Executive Branch. He also directed the White House’s response to natural disasters and transportation emergencies, including commercial aircraft crashes. Mr. Marshall served as Vice Chair of the White House Olympic Task Force and, in that capacity, coordinated the involvement of the Federal Government in its preparations for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary in July 1997, Mr. Marshall was the Director of Legislative Affairs and Deputy Counsel for Vice President Al Gore. He managed all of the Vice President’s legislative activities, 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. Mr. Marshall served previously as a counsel with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, as well as the Governmental Affairs Committee. He worked extensively on legislative initiatives ranging from antitrust, criminal procedure, corporate crime, insurance, intellectual property, and telecommunications, to consumer protection, transportation safety, and product liability.
Mr. Marshall began his legal career as a law clerk to the United States District Judge Barrington D. Parker (D.D.C.) and practiced corporate law before moving to Capitol Hill.