Thomas Basile

Thomas Basile



Thomas Basile combines his litigation experience with his political knowledge to represent a broad client base in political law and election law matters. He has represented two presidential campaigns, the Arizona State Legislature, and the Colorado Republican Party, as well as an array of candidates, political committees, and 501(c) organizations.

Noteworthy experience includes the following:

  • Deputy General Counsel for Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential campaign
  • Attorney for Gov. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign
  • Brought and defended multiple lawsuits regarding candidate nomination and ballot measure petitions
  • Successfully represented clients pursuing First Amendment and other constitutional challenges relating to ballot access issues and voting rights

Harvard Law School, J.D. (2009)

  • Cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

Harvard College, A.B. (2006)

  • Magna cum laude with Highest Honors in field
  • Harvard College Scholar (top 10% of class)
  • 2006 Firth Prize (best essay on social, political and ethical values of democracy)
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Associate, Political Law Group
  • Represented clients in various public law and election-related litigation matters, including voting rights and First Amendment actions, ballot measure and candidate nomination petition challenges, and campaign finance regulatory proceedings
  • Counseled political committees, candidates, and social welfare organizations concerning federal and Arizona campaign finance and tax laws
Romney for President, Inc. – General Counsel’s Office
  • Served as State Counsel for election law issues arising in New Hampshire on Election Day 2012
  • Prepared pleadings, motions for preliminary injunctions, and dispositive motions on election law issues
Ropes & Gray, LLP
  • Associate Attorney in the Litigation Department
  • Represented clients in commercial and securities litigation matters, and in government enforcement proceedings relating to the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Federalist Society
  • Third highest score on the Arizona bar examination in February 2014
  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit