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Thurgood Marshall Jr

Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Principal, Bingham Consulting LLC

As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Thurgood Marshall Jr. represents clients engaged in public policy. He provides guidance regarding ethics compliance and corporate governance and has developed 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. He has also represented numerous witnesses and companies involved in congressional investigations.


  • Panelist, “International Election Dispute Resolution and Complaints Adjudication,” International Foundation for Electoral Systems (Feb. 24, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Lady Bird Johnson” U.S. Postal Service Stamp Dedication, LBJ Library (Dec. 1, 2012)
  • Panelist, “Virginia’s Influence on Presidential Politics,” University of Virginia Center for Politics (June 22, 2012)
  • Co-author, The Federal Sentencing Guidelines For Organizations, “Looking Back To Make A More Ethical Future,” The Hill, (Nov. 10, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Clinton-Gore Economics: Understanding the Lessons of the 1990s,” Georgetown University (Oct. 28, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Agent of Change: The Impact of Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Legacy,” Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum (Sept. 24, 2011)
  • The Nomination of Elena Kagan, “Putting My Father On Trial,” The Washington Post (July 2, 2010)
  • Panelist, “Future of the Postal Service,” NTSB Conference Center, Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2010)
  • Speaker, “Justices of the Supreme Court” U.S. Postal Service Stamp Dedication, U.S. Supreme Court (Oct. 11, 2009)
  • Panelist, “Baseball & Freedom: Remembering Attorney Branch Rickey,” 19th Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (June 7, 2007)
  • Confirmation Hearing Testimony, United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Nov. 14, 2006)
  • Witness Testimony, Hearings on the Management of the United States Olympic Committee, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation (Jan. 28, 2003)


  • Co-author, “Impact of Multiple Recount Could go Beyond Borders,” Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics (Nov. 5, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Romney’s Skill, Energy Made Salt Lake Games a Success,” Tampa Bay Times (Jan. 26, 2012)
  • Co-author, “The Biggest Lie About Democrats,” Politico (Dec. 4, 2011)
  • Co-author, “Looking Back to Make a More Ethical Future,” The Hill, an article about the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (Nov. 10, 2011)
  • Contributor, “ABA Election Administration Guidelines & Commentary,” American Bar Association Standing Committee on Election Law (August 2011)
  • Contributor, “Lobbying Law in the Spotlight: Challenges & Proposed Improvements,” Report of the Task Force on Federal Lobbying Laws, American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (January 2011)
  • Chapter Author, "The White House", The Presidential Transition, Getting it Done: A Guide For Government Executives By The IBM Center for The Business Of Government (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2009)
  • “Let South Africa Decide,” Legal Times, an article about the Alien Tort Claims Act
  • Chapter Co-author, “The Use of an Inner Circle of Advisers Has Made The Cabinet Less Significant: CON,” Watson & Freeman, Debating The Presidency (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005)


  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Election Law Advisory Commission (and former Committee Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law & National Security Advisory Committee (Member)
  • Supreme Court Historical Society (Board of Trustees)
  • The Third Way (Board of Trustees)
  • National Women’s Law Center (Board of Trustees)
  • The Ford Foundation (Board of Trustees)
  • Corrections Corporation of America (Board of Directors)
  • Genesco (Board of Directors)

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Government Affairs Law (2008–2009, 2011–2015)
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C. (2014)
  • Secretary of Transportation’s Award for Outstanding Public Service
  • United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Federal Government Meritorious Service Medal
  • Washingtonian, One of Washington’s top lawyers (Campaigns & Elections)
  • Newsweek, 100 people to watch in the new century
  • The Washington Post Magazine, “Best Lawyers List” (2007)

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