Thurgood Marshall Jr.


Thurgood Marshall Jr., a partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, serves on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. Previously, he was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP and a principal at Bingham Consulting Group. From 1997 to 2001, he served as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary in the Clinton administration, coordinating White House relations with executive branch departments. Prior to that, he was director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel for Vice President Al Gore. He had previously served as counsel to three Senate committees: Judiciary; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and Government Affairs.

Marshall is a director of CoreCivic (formerly the Corrections Corporation of America) and of Genesco Inc. His other board affiliations include Third Way, the National Women's Law Center, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and President Lincoln's Cottage.

Marshall began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Barrington D. Parker of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He received bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Virginia.