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Lucas C. Townsend

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Lucas C. TownsendLucas C. Townsend
Associate Attorney
T: +1 202.887.3731
F: +1 202.530.4254
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5306

Lucas C. Townsend is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He practices in the firm's Litigation Department.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Townsend served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Harold A. Ackerman of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Mr. Townsend also served as an Attorney Adviser in the United States Department of Justice, National Security Division, from 2007 to 2009. 

Mr. Townsend graduated magna cum laude from the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.  He received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Cornell University.

Mr. Townsend is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.



  • Seton Hall University
       2004 Juris Doctor
  • Cornell University
       1999 Bachelor of Arts


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • New York Bar


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