Harvard Law School


Faculty Disclosures re: Related Outside Interests and Activities

Name: Laurence H. Tribe

Institution: Harvard Law School

HLS Title: Professor of Law

The faculty member above engages from time to time in outside activities, some of which are compensated, some of which are ongoing, and also has outside financial interests that may relate to his/her scholarly activities. The disclosures below are intended to provide interested parties information about potential conflicts of interest from 2013 through the date of this report that might exist between the faculty member's scholarly and teaching activities, on the one hand, and his/her outside activities, on the other hand.
Client/Interest Role/Interest Issue/Matter Dates
Artist whose work was removed by Congress Counsel Arguing that first amendment restricts content-based removal from congressional venue of winning entry in public art competition. April 2017 - ongoing
DREAMers Counsel Suing Trump immigration and customs authorities for violating rights of DREAMers. February 2017 - ongoing
Attorneys General of Maryland and District of Columbia Expert / Consultant Advising States and DC on their litigation challenging President Trump's violations of the Emoluments Clauses. February 2017 - ongoing
Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington Counsel Emoluments Clause lawsuit vs. President Trump. December 2016 - ongoing
Joined advisory board for Chariots for Women Board A new organization planning to compete with Uber in the relevant market by using only female drivers and serving female customers, 2016. August 2016 - ongoing
Joined advisory board for Chariots for Women Board A new organization planning to compete with Uber in the relevant market by using only female drivers and serving female customers, 2016. August 2016 - ongoing
Peabody Energy Corporation Counsel Submitted expert constitutional testimony supporting an ongoing challenge to EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan pending on oversight in Congress; Writing a brief and arguing as intervenor supporting a challenge by Murray Energy Corporation in a case, In re Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA, in the D.C. Circuit on April 16, 2015; Writing a brief as amicus curiae on behalf of petitioners in Michigan v. EPA, Nos. 14-46, 14-47, and 14-49, decided by SCOTUS in June 2015 in accord with the position taken in that amicus brief. Continuing to advise Peabody. August 2014 - ongoing
Tunnel X Board Member, Board of Directors New Internet Company April 2014 - ongoing
The Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. Presti Counsel Arguing the chimpanzees should be entitled habeas corpus through human representation to challenge the conditions of their confinement. December 2016 - May 2017
Retained as legal expert in proceeding involving the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland Expert / Consultant Anticipating giving testimony in Dublin in November 2016 opposing abuse by members of Ireland’s Parliament of their privileges under Ireland’s analogue of Speech & Debate Clause of U.S. Constitution. Client must remain confidential for now. July 2016 - December 2016
Retained as legal expert in proceeding involving the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland Expert / Consultant Anticipating giving testimony in Dublin in November 2016 opposing abuse by members of Ireland’s Parliament of their privileges under Ireland’s analogue of Speech & Debate Clause of U.S. Constitution. Client must remain confidential for now. July 2016 - December 2016
FCC propsed rule to protect privacy of online customers Counsel Prepared white paper submitted May 27, 2016 to FCC making First Amendment objections to proposed rule as applied to several ISPs (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, NCTA, CTIA, and US Telecom Ass’n); delivered speech to Media Institute in DC on July 21, 2016, elaborating the white paper’s analysis. April 2016 - November 2016
FCC propsed rule to protect privacy of online customers Counsel Prepared white paper submitted May 27, 2016 to FCC making First Amendment objections to proposed rule as applied to several ISPs (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, NCTA, CTIA, and US Telecom Ass’n); delivered speech to Media Institute in DC on July 21, 2016, elaborating the white paper’s analysis. April 2016 - November 2016
Participated with Alliance for Justice Counsel Fundraising effort in Southampton, N.Y., on August 21, 2016, aimed at raising public consciousness of issues posed by stalled confirmation of Chief Judge Merrick Garland and threat to progressive constitutional values posed by possible election of Donald J. Trump as POTUS. August 2016 - August 2016
Vergara v. California, No. B258589 Counsel pro se amicus supporting constitutional challenge to state teacher hiring and firing criteria on behalf of students August 2014 - January 2016
Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound Counsel Cape Wind Litigation in CA1 Eleventh Amendment May 2014 - December 2015
Obergefell v. Hodges, decided by SCOTUS in June 2015 Counsel pro se amicus on behalf of challengers to state laws barring same-sex marriage March 2015 - June 2015
Obergefell v. Hodges, decided by SCOTUS in June 2015 Counsel pro se amicus on behalf of challengers to state laws barring same-sex marriage March 2015 - June 2015
Midtown Trackage Ventures Counsel The topic was the Takings Clause and Due Process Clause Problems with the Vanderbilt Corridor Proposal regarding the Grand Central Terminal's development rights. January 2015 - April 2015
The National Association of Manufacturers, The American Petroleum Institute, The American Coatings Association, The Organization For International Investment, and Metals Service Center Institute Counsel Drafting and submitting amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of petitioner Volvo Powertrain in support of certiorari in Volvo Powertrain v. U.S. (cert petition filed 12/23/14. January 2015 - March 2015
American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) Counsel FDA’s proposed regulation of LDTs as “devices” under the FDCA by way of issuing a “guidance.” November 2014 - January 2015
Gregory Valentini and a putative class of homeless veterans Counsel No. CV-11-04846 (C.D. Cal.), Valentini v. Shinseki Right of homeless veterans to receive disability benefits June 2011 - January 2015
Diane Petrella and a group of parents and students from the Shawnee Mission School District Counsel No. 11-922 (10th Cir.), Petrella v. Brownback. Constitutional challenge to cap on local school funding January 2011 - January 2015
Client must remain confidential for now Counsel Aspects of ACA. July 2014 - July 2014
PokerStars Counsel California internet gaming legislation Bills of Attainder, Equal Protection Clause, Takings Clause April 2014 - June 2014
Client must remain confidential for now Counsel First Amendment right of investment fund May 2012 - January 2014
7-Eleven, Inc., QuikTrip Corp., and Kum & Go, L.C Counsel Case No. 07 MD 01840 KHV (JPO), In Re: Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1840 (D. Kan). Political question, preemption, other legal issues. January 2011 - December 2013

Last Updated: August 10, 2017