Michael Huston is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law and Regulatory practice groups.
Mr. Huston represents clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts. He successfully petitioned the Supreme Court to grant certiorari in BNSF Railway Company v. Tyrrell, No. 16-405, and was the principal drafter of BNSF's merits briefs. The Supreme Court ultimately ruled in favor of BNSF on all issues. In other matters before the Supreme Court, Mr. Huston has drafted briefs in opposition to certiorari and amicus curiae briefs. In the courts of appeals, Mr. Huston has drafted dozens of briefs across seven federal circuits, served as counsel of record, and delivered multiple oral arguments. Among other victories, Mr. Huston obtained an interlocutory appeal from the Seventh Circuit in Woodman's Food Market Inc. v. The Clorox Sales Co., No. 15-3001, and then a unanimous reversal of the district court's judgment in a total win for Clorox.
Mr. Huston's administrative practice involves representing clients in rulemakings and other proceedings before administrative agencies, as well as litigating agency action. He drafted a significant portion of the petitioners' brief to the D.C. Circuit in US Telecom Association v. FCC, No. 15-1063, which challenged the FCC's "Net Neutrality" rule.
Mr. Huston regularly lectures and teaches on the Supreme Court and administrative law.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Huston served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, and to the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Huston graduated first in his class from the University of Michigan Law School, where he received the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award—the law school's highest honor. He served as an editor on the Michigan Law Review, where he published a note, and was the first runner-up in the 86th Campbell Moot Court Competition. He was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Huston graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Huston is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California.