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Kellam M. Conover is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of its Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.
Mr. Conover represents clients from a wide variety of industries in high-stakes appellate and administrative law matters, ranging from constitutional law, to securities fraud, patent, government contracts, and Administrative Procedure Act cases. Mr. Conover has represented parties before numerous federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Second, Third, Eighth, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits. He was named by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” in both Appellate Practice and Administrative Law in 2022 and 2023.
Mr. Conover maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2019, the team he led received DV LEAP’s Pro Bono Team of the Year award for their work in the Supreme Court on behalf of the petitioner in Monasky v. Taglieri, 140 S. Ct. 719 (2019).
Before rejoining the firm, Mr. Conover clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Conover received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2013, where he was a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow and won the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Prior to attending law school, he received a Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University, where he received the University’s top academic honor for graduate students. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Greek and Latin from Swarthmore College.
Representative matters include:
Stanford University - 2013 Juris Doctor
Princeton University - 2010 Ph.D.
Princeton University - 2006 Master of Arts
Swarthmore College - 2003 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar