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 2011 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
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
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
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
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
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

Last Updated: September 07, 2016