Harvard law professor Laurence H. Tribe, who until recently served at the U.S. Department of Justice as Senior Counselor for Access to Justice, works with the firm on a variety of matters.
The New York Times describes Professor Tribe as "arguably the most famous constitutional scholar and Supreme Court practitioner in the country." The Northwestern Law Review has opined that no one else "in American history has . . . simultaneously achieved Tribe's preeminence . . . as a practitioner and . . . scholar of constitutional law."
Professor Tribe has successfully advised leading business corporations, members of Congress, states, and many other clients on constitutional questions, statutory and administrative issues, and complex legal matters of all types. Widely admired and unusually successful as an appellate advocate, he has argued 37 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court - orally argued 35 cases and presented 2 more in which the Court ruled in his clients' favors without argument - and has lost only 13. Some of his victories include:
Professor Tribe has also argued and prevailed in many additional cases in other federal and state courts on a wide range of constitutional and non-constitutional issues, including bankruptcy, civil procedure, class action rules, environmental law, preemption, products liability, punitive damages, and scientific evidence, including:
Professor Tribe has written 115 books and articles, including his treatise, "American Constitutional Law," which has been cited more often than any other legal text since 1950. He helped draft the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands. Professor Tribe is one of only 60 professors in the history of Harvard to be designated "University Professor," the university's highest academic title. He has received ten honorary degrees and numerous honors and distinctions. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.