Eric Rassbach

Eric Rassbach

Deputy General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberties

 Eric Rassbach is Deputy General Counsel at Becket and has served since 2004. He has led or been a part of Becket litigation teams in each of Becket’s pathbreaking victories at the United States Supreme Court, including Hosanna-TaborHobby LobbyHolt v. Hobbs, and Zubik v. Burwell. Mr. Rassbach believes passionately in the right of all Americans to the full measure of religious liberty and has represented almost every religious group in the United States, including Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Santeros, and Sikhs, as well as many governmental entities targeted for accommodating religion. 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 often speaks to law school audiences.

Before joining Becket, Mr. Rassbach worked at Baker Botts LLP in Houston, where he worked in international project finance. He also served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal in Houston, Texas.

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

A native of Texas, Mr. Rassbach speaks German fluently and a lot of other languages non-fluently. He enjoys skiing and once unsuccessfully through-hiked the Pyrenees.