Thomas (Tom) Wolf is Senior Counsel and Spitzer Fellow with the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where he focuses on the census and redistricting.
An experienced constitutional lawyer and strategist, Wolf advises civil rights, immigrant rights, and good government groups on litigation strategy and legal policy. 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.
Wolf’s articles, op-eds, and commentary on the census, redistricting, and other legal issues have appeared in major media outlets nationwide and globally. He routinely speaks and lectures on law and policy at leading universities, law schools, and public policy schools.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Wolf was a member of the Supreme Court and appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP. He began his legal career as a clerk for Senior Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Wolf received his JD from Yale Law School. He also holds advanced degrees in political thought and 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 College.
How the Supreme Court Messed Up the Census Case, The Atlantic, July, 2019
Op-Ed: The Supreme Court sidestepped partisan gerrymandering. Voters need a decision before 2021, Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2018
Why the Census Asking About Citizenship Is Such a Problem, HuffPost, March 27, 2018
Symposium: Bringing Whitford into focus, SCOTUSblog, August 8, 2017