Tommy Tobin

Tommy Tobin


University College Cork (UCC)


Tommy Tobin is an Associate in Seattle law firm Perkins Coie. Tommy studied Food Business at UCC, and he'll be handling some food litigation assignments at Perkins. He also writes about food law and policy topics at Forbes -

Prior to that, he was an Associate with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC., after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Max O. Cogburn, Jr. in the Western District of North Carolina.

Tommy was a 2013 Mitchell Scholar, studying Food Business at the University College Cork. During his Mitchell year, Tommy and a team of Irish students represented Ireland and University College Cork at the International Graduate Competition at HEC Montreal, a business competition in which they earned first place and best-written report.

Following the Mitchell year, Tommy studied at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School.

Tommy’s writing on law and policy topics has appeared in scholarly journals and major American newspapers, such as the Baltimore Sun, Charlotte Observer, and San Francisco Chronicle. He obtained an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where he directed the Stanford Project on Hunger to recover over 12,000 pounds of unused food for the community per year.