Thomas A. Saenz

President & General Counsel
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)


Thomas A. Saenz is the President and General Counsel of MALDEF, where he leads the civil rights organization's five offices in pursuing litigation, policy advocacy, and community education to promote the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States.  Saenz re-joined MALDEF in August 2009, after spending four years on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's executive team as Counsel to the Mayor.  He previously spent 12 years at MALDEF practicing civil rights law as a staff attorney, regional counsel, and vice president of litigation.  He served as MALDEF's lead counsel in successfully challenging California's anti-immigrant Proposition 187.   Saenz graduated from YaleCollege and YaleLawSchool, and he clerked for two federal judges before initially joining MALDEF in 1993.


2016 National Tour

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM through December 03, 2016

15th Wall Street Summit

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM through October 29, 2015
15th Wall Street Summit in New York, NY

2015 National Tour

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

NAA 15th Anniversary & 14th Wall Street Summit

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 04:00 PM through November 21, 2014
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