Thomas C. Schroeder
Associate General Counsel
Thomas C. Schroeder serves as associate general counsel for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He has a wide range of duties, including advising staff; assuring compliance with state, federal, and international laws; and developing internal policies and trainings.
Before joining the Foundation, Tom worked as an attorney at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused exclusively on advising the boards and staff of charitable and other tax-exempt organizations on federal tax, charitable trust, and corporate law issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tom held positions in the department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Tom received an B.A., summa cum laude, in art history and English literature from Bowdoin College, an M.A. in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England, and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was Executive Articles Editor of the Washington Law Review.