Thad Eagles is a litigator with experience in complex commercial and government-facing litigation.
Thad has represented clients in, among other cases, a large antitrust class action suit, bankruptcy litigation with the United States Trustee Program, and in amicus briefing before the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his public interest practice, Thad represented plaintiffs in challenging Texas's restrictive voter identification law by successfully opposing Texas's petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court. He has also represented a criminal defendant, sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, in a multi-day trial seeking post-conviction relief.
Thad earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he served as an articles editor for the New York University Law Review. Thad served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He will clerk for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court in 2020.
- New York University School of Law
Summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University Graduation Prize; Articles Editor, New York University Law Review; Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Character, and Professional Activities; Robert B. McKay Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law; Weinfeld Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Procedure and Courts; Howard Greenberger Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comparative Law
- Haverford College
(B.A., History, 2010)
With departmental honors
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2018-2019
Law Clerk to the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017-2018
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr
- State Bar of New York
- District of Columbia Bar