Thomas Jorde


Upon graduating from law school, Thomas Jorde clerked for Judge Stanley A. Weigel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco and for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced in San Francisco for four years, specializing in litigation. He joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1978.

He served for a year as a special assistant to the director of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and he has served as special master for Judge Thelton Henderson of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Jorde is on the board of directors of the Brennan Center for Justice.

Jorde is the coauthor of Antitrust, Innovation, and Competitiveness (1991) and Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age (1997).


B.A., Yale University (1969)
J.D., Yale University (1972)