Thomas (T.L.) Cubbage
President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Thomas (T.L.) Cubbage is President of The Center for American and International Law. He leads CAIL and provides direction for all the constituent institutes and programs. T.L. previously was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on litigation and arbitration. With Covington, he participated in a wide range of pro bono activity that included post-conviction litigation for a death row inmate in the Deep South. T.L. also served in government as Deputy Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (2018−2021) and as an in-house counsel with an energy company (2003−2006). Before becoming President, T.L. had served on CAIL’s Board of Trustees and been a member of the advisory boards of CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law and Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He has taught in a program on international arbitration co-sponsored by Columbia Law School and is a member of the American Law Institute. T.L. received an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both with high honors.