Thomas F. Gede

Principal, Morgan Lewis Consulting LLC and of counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Tom Gede is a principal in Morgan Lewis Consulting LLC and of counsel to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Tom Gede has a national reputation and distinguished background in federal Indian law. He represents clients in complex governmental matters in litigation, administrative and regulatory proceedings. As a Principal in Morgan Lewis Consulting, he helps clients in high-profile matters involving state governments. A former senior deputy in the California Attorney General’s office, Tom was amicus coordinator and Supreme Court counsel, and argued cases in the US Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and numerous state and federal appellate courts. 

Tom also served as executive director of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), coordinating activities on key legal and policy issues, such as federal Indian law, energy, environmental, public lands, financial services, and telecommunications, for the attorneys general of 18 western states and territories.  Tom has taught federal Indian law as an adjunct law professor at the University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law. He was also an assistant editor for and the author of the Indian gaming chapter in CWAG’s American Indian Law Deskbook (2d & 3d eds.). He has been engaged in Indian gaming and Indian law matters for more than two decades, having focused on the gaming compacts with Indian tribes, as well as complex civil and criminal jurisdiction, land, natural resources, water and law enforcement issues in Indian country. He has testified before Congress on American Indian and Native Alaskan issues, and was selected as an adviser by the American Law Institute (ALI) on the Restatement of the Law Third - The Law of American Indians. In 2012 he was appointed by Speaker John Boehner to serve on the United States Indian Law and Order Commission, where he examined criminal justice issues in Indian country and Alaska, resulting in the issuance of an important report to the President and Congress. 


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, 1981
Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, 1970

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Publications and Multimedia
City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-8-15 featuring Tom Gede
April 08, 2015
Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-2-14 featuring Tom Gede
June 02, 2014
Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-31-13 featuring Tom Gede
December 31, 2013
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-10-13 featuring Tom Gede
July 10, 2013
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-13-13 featuring Tom Gede
May 13, 2013
Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 07-06-12 featuring Tom Gede
July 06, 2012
Internet Gaming: Is It Too Late to Reboot?
Engage Volume 12, Issue 1, June 2011
June 03, 2011
California 2010: The Courts and the Economy
White Paper on the California Supreme Court
October 13, 2010
Berghuis v. Smith - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 09-08-10 featuring Thomas F. Gede
September 08, 2010
The Inadequate Jurisprudence of Adequate State Grounds
Engage, Volume 11, Issue 2
August 31, 2010
SCOTUScast 3-25-09 featuring Tom Gede
Carcieri v. Salazar
March 25, 2009
SCOTUScast 3-3-09 featuring Tom Gede
Carcieri v. Kempthorne
March 03, 2009
Rule of Law or Rule of Judges (or Both)? - Event Audio
San Francisco Lawyers Chapter
October 08, 2008
SCOTUScast 7-3-08 featuring Tom Gede
Rothgery v. Gillespie County and Indiana v. Edwards
July 03, 2008
SCOTUScast 7-2-08 featuring Tom Gede
Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle Co.
July 02, 2008
SCOTUScast 4-29-08 featuring Tom Gede
Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
April 29, 2008
SCOTUScast 4-8-08 featuring Tom Gede
Rothgery v. Gillespie County and Indiana v. Edwards
April 08, 2008
Major Habeas Reform Package Becomes Law
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996
Supreme Court Reaffirms State Sovereignty
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 01, 1996