Tom Lue is legal counsel for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group and Google [x]. He advises on legal and policy matters for emerging technologies, including Google’s self-driving car project, Project Ara (modular smartphone), Project Jacquard (digital textiles), Project Soli (radar-based gesture controls), and Spotlight Stories (360-degree immersive video content). He is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and a member of the Advisory Board for Stanford’s Program in Law, Science and Technology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Family Center and is a member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court.
Before joining Google, Tom served as Acting General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he advised the White House and Federal agencies on a wide range of regulatory, fiscal, litigation, and legislative matters. He was previously OMB’s Deputy General Counsel and also served on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Prior to the White House, Tom was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the U.S. Department of Justice with a focus on constitutional and national security law issues.
Tom served as a law clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Reena Raggi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Gerard E. Lynch on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to his government service, Tom worked at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.