Tom Wilner (born in 1944) received his B.A. in from Yale University in 1966. He attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1969. Wilner is Of Counsel to Shearman & Sterling LLP, and head of their International Trade and Government Relations Practice. He has been lead counsel in a number of major cases before US district and appellate courts around the country involving constitutional, antitrust, securities, sovereign immunity, and other issues. He represented several Kuwaiti detainees before the Supreme Court after being contacted by their families in early 2002. Wilner was Counsel of record to Guantanamo detainees in Rasul v. Bush, decided in June 2004, and counsel of record in Boumediene v. Bush, decided in June 2008.