Eric Rassbach

Deputy General Counsel

Eric Rassbach
202-349-7214

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Haverford College

Clerkships:
U.S. District Court, Houston, Texas, Judge Lee Rosenthal

Fellowships:
Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2012-2013

Biography

Eric Rassbach is Deputy General Counsel at the Becket Fund and has served since 2004. In his practice he has represented people and institutions from many different faith backgrounds, including Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Santeros, and Sikhs, as well as governmental entities. He represents clients in trial and appellate litigation and acts as counselor to religious institutions and governments dealing with church-state issues. He has also been active overseas and has represented clients in appeals to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and in the highest courts of several countries. Eric is a well-known commentator on church-state issues and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Times of India, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Before joining the Becket Fund, Eric worked at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, where he practiced international project finance, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline project. He also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Lee Rosenthal in Houston, Texas.

Eric graduated from Haverford College with a degree in Comparative Literature, is a member of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Eric is a 2012-2013 Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Eric speaks German fluently and has reading knowledge of Spanish and French.

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