Kaj Gumbs joins TFG as an Associate at the Washington D.C. office. Kaj is originally from Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kaj is a 2017 graduate of Morehouse college and holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) as a 2022 graduate of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Most recently, Kaj served as a Semester Law Clerk for Judge Christopher Lopez of the United States District and Bankruptcy Court, Southern district of Texas focusing on large bankruptcy litigation, legal research, and legal consultation. He also served as a summer law clerk for Chief Judge David Jones of the Southern District of Texas’ Bankruptcy Court.
Kaj was previously a legal legislative fellow in the office of former Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.-1). His duties focused on emerging facial recognition technology, Privacy and Data policy, and artificial intelligence. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was hired full-time as the office’s Community Outreach and Constituent Services Liaison. In this role, he assisted with constituent services issues pertaining to the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission, and the United Stated Department of State.
While an undergraduate, Kaj served in Fulton County Government, United States Department of State, the NAACP, and the AFL-CIO. Upon graduation, he took a post-graduate internship within the Atlantic Council—a non-partisan think tank focused on Transatlantic relations.