Thomas H. Leeis Of Counsel, resident in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office. He is concurrently the Leitner Family Professor of International Law at Fordham Law School in New York, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2012 – 2013), the University of Virginia School of Law (2007) and Columbia Law School (2005 – 2006). From 2006 to 2012, he was U.S. Law Adviser to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea.
Thomas has published many articles and book chapters in international law, international arbitration, constitutional law, and U.S. federal civil procedure and jurisdiction, and has special experience in litigation in U.S. courts involving foreign parties. He also clerked for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, and worked at Munger, Tolles & Olson and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. From 1991 to 1995, he served as a U.S. naval cryptology officer with four submarine deployments, multiple surface combatant deployments and shore duty in Korea and Japan.
Law clerk to the Honorable David Souter, associate justice, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001 – 2002
Law clerk to the Honorable Michael Boudin, chief judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 2000 – 2001
Member, American Law Institute
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Panel of Conciliators, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Executive Director, International Arbitration & Mediation Training and Assistance Institute (IATAI)
United States Supreme Court, 2005
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2001
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2005
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2006