Thurgood Marshall Jr

Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Principal, Bingham Consulting LLC

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 (February 24, 2013)
  • Co-author, The Federal Sentencing Guidelines For Organizations, “Looking Back To Make A More Ethical Future,” The Hill, (November 10, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Clinton-Gore Economics: Understanding the Lessons of the 1990s,” Georgetown University (October 28, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Agent of Change: The Impact of Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Legacy,” Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum (September 24, 2011)
  • The Nomination of Elena Kagan, “Putting My Father On Trial,” The Washington Post (July 2, 2010)
  • 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 (November 14, 2006)
  • Witness Testimony, Hearings on the Management of the United States Olympic Committee, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation (January 28, 2003)


  • Co-author, “Impact of Multiple Recount Could go Beyond Borders,” Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics (November 5, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Romney's Skill, Energy Made Salt Lake Games A Success,” Tampa Bay Times (January 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)
  • 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)
  •  Supreme Court Historical Society (Board of Trustees)

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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