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Thomas Lue
Lecturer in Law


Tom Lue is legal counsel for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) and Google [x]. He advises on Google’s self-driving car project, Project Tango (3D-mapping tablet), Project Ara (modular smartphone), and other breakthrough technologies. He is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School where he teaches a course on legal counseling for new and innovative technologies, and he previously taught at Columbia Law School.

Before joining Google, Lue served as Acting General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he advised the White House and Federal agencies on a wide range of fiscal, regulatory, litigation, and legislative issues. During his tenure, Lue served on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He was also an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice with a focus on national security and constitutional law.

Lue 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, Lue 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.