VP & Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Eric Rassbach is VP & Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and has served since 2004. He holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Haverford College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, and in 2012-2013 was a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School. Mr. Rassbach has led or been a part of Becket litigation teams in each of Becket’s victories at the United States Supreme Court, including Hosanna-Tabor, Hobby Lobby, Holt v. Hobbs, and Zubik v. Burwell.
Mr. Rassbach has represented Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, Santeros, and Sikhs, as well as governmental entities. In addition to litigating cases at all levels of federal and state courts, he has also represented clients in appeals to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and in the highest courts of several other countries.
Mr. Rassbach frequently comments on church-state issues in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other major press outlets. He has published legal scholarship in the Tennessee Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, the Cato Supreme Court Review, and other legal journals, and he often speaks to law school audiences.
Before joining Becket, Eric worked at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, focusing on international project finance. He also served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal in Houston, Texas.