Thomas Wolf


Thomas (Tom) Wolf is Counsel with the Democracy Program, where his work focuses on redistricting and the census. An experienced constitutional lawyer and strategist, Tom advises civil rights, immigrant rights, and good government groups on litigation strategy and legal policy matters. He also leads amicus campaigns and authors amicus briefs for lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the country, including high-profile cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Tom’s articles and op-eds on the census, gerrymandering, and other legal issues have appeared in The Atlantic, Time, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Stanford Technology Law ReviewSCOTUSblog, and other outlets. His most recent scholarly article, A Critical History of United States Census and Citizenship Questions, appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal Online and was featured in The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, and other publications.

Tom regularly appears on TV and radio and has been quoted in numerous major media outlets as a constitutional law specialist, including The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), The Washington Post, NPR, the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg. He routinely speaks and conducts lectures on law and policy at leading universities, law schools, and public policy schools.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Tom was a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP, where his practice focused on constitutional litigation and legal strategy. He began his legal career as a clerk for Senior Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Tom is an alumnus of The Yale Law School, where he was Coker Fellow for constitutional law, and Obama for America, where he supported the campaign’s field organizing and political outreach efforts. Tom holds advanced degrees in Political Thought & Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge and Urban Development Planning from the Bartlett Faculty of University College London, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with an AB in History from Harvard.