Former U.S. House General Counsel Thomas Hungar Returns to Gibson Dunn’s D.C. Office

January 23, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas G. Hungar has returned as a partner to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  After serving for the past two and a half years as General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Hungar has returned to Gibson Dunn and will practice in the areas of appellate and complex trial court litigation and congressional investigations.

“We are delighted that Tom has returned to Gibson Dunn,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Tom’s public service, as Deputy Solicitor General and most recently as General Counsel of the House of Representatives, has enhanced his experience and reputation.  Our clients will benefit from the insight Tom has gained into all three branches of government that few lawyers in the country share.”

“Tom is a brilliant lawyer, and we are very pleased to welcome him back to the firm,” said Thomas Dupree Jr., Co-Partner in Charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  “Tom has a uniquely impressive background that includes 26 arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Our litigation practice in D.C. and nationally continues to expand in quality and scope, and an experienced litigator like Tom will help us continue to grow our litigation practice.”

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Gibson Dunn,” said Hungar.  “Gibson Dunn’s robust appellate and litigation practice is unmatched, and I’m looking forward to returning to private practice alongside my former colleagues and friends.”

About Thomas Hungar

Hungar’s practice will focus on complex business-related appellate and trial court litigation in a broad range of areas, including antitrust, securities, environmental, patent and health care matters.  He will also advise clients on congressional investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Hungar served as General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel from 2016 to 2019.  In that role, he provided legal advice and litigation representation to the House and its leadership, members, officers, and staff, and he worked closely with numerous House committees in connection with their oversight and investigative activities.  Previously, he practiced law at Gibson Dunn from 1994 to 2003 and 2008 to 2016, served as Deputy Solicitor General of the United States from 2003 until 2008, and was an Assistant to the Solicitor General from 1992 to 1994.

Hungar graduated from Yale Law School in 1987, where he served as Senior Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.  He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.