Stephen Hammer is an associate in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Groups.
Mr. Hammer has significant experience litigating high-stakes appeals and critical motions in federal and state courts across a wide range of subject-matter areas, including the False Claims Act, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. He has presented argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas. He has also represented clients in matters involving administrative enforcement actions or rulemakings by the CFPB, FCC, FTC, FINRA, and SEC. Mr. Hammer maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on religious liberty issues, and serves as a vice president of the Dallas Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
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Before joining the firm, Mr. Hammer served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Gregory G. Katsas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Hammer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as a managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Before law school, Mr. Hammer served as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army. His military decorations include the Bronze Star. Mr. Hammer received an M.Phil. in theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. He received an A.B. summa cum laude in classics from Princeton University and graduated as Latin salutatorian.
Mr. Hammer is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia bars. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Harvard University - 2018 Juris Doctor
University of Oxford - 2011 Master of Philosophy
Princeton University - 2009 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar