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Thomas P. Schmidt

Senior Associate
New York

Thomas P. Schmidt

Tom Schmidt focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on appellate litigation. He has briefed numerous cases before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals in a variety of fields, including intellectual property, criminal procedure, class actions, and privacy. He has particular experience in devising creative solutions to complex legal problems.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Tom served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. He also served as a law clerk to Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Education and admissions


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2011
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2008
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University, 2006

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Active Avoidance: The Modern Supreme Court and Legal Change

128 Harvard Law Review 2109
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