Thomas (T.L.) Cubbage became President of The Center for American and International Law, the parent of ITA, in March 2021. Before joining CAIL, T.L. served as Deputy Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In that role, he oversaw a diverse portfolio of programs, including government investment in advanced energy technologies and protection of U.S. innovations against illicit foreign misappropriation. Before serving at DOE, T.L. was a partner with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. In recent years, his practice with Covington focused on international arbitration and other energy disputes. He played leading roles in hearings in North America and Europe before ICSID, ICC, and ad hoc tribunals with many highly esteemed arbitrators and represented clients in U.S. litigation ancillary to international arbitrations. 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 Transnational Arbitration and Institute for Energy Law. T.L. received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, and also served as law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge Patrick Higginbotham.