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Eugene Scalia is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Group and a member of its Labor and Employment Practice Group, which he co-chaired for twelve years. He is also a member of the Firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group and has served on its Executive Committee and its Partnership Evaluation Committee.
Mr. Scalia has a national practice handling a broad range of labor, employment, appellate, and regulatory matters. He previously served as Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department’s principal legal officer with responsibility for all Labor Department litigation and legal advice on rulemakings and administrative law. He also has served at the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General. His success bringing legal challenges to federal agency actions has been widely reported in the legal and popular press.
Representative employment matters and appeals include:
Representative administrative law and regulatory matters include:
Mr. Scalia is the author of more than twenty articles and papers on labor and employment law, constitutional law, and other subjects. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and is identified as a leading labor and employment lawyer in Chambers, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, PLC’s Which Lawyer?, and other publications. He has been named Washington, D.C. Litigation Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®, and an “Employment MVP” by Law360. He has also been named an “Appellate MVP” and “Securities MVP” by Law360, and recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Institutional Investor’s Compliance Reporter magazine, for his litigation involving the SEC. In addition, Washingtonian Magazine named Mr. Scalia as one of Washington’s “Top Lawyers” in Employment Defense. His success challenging federal regulations has been profiled in a Bloomberg Businessweek article titled “Suing the Government? Call Scalia,” and a Wall Street Journal article titled “Another Scalia Vexes Regulators.” The National Law Journal recognized Mr. Scalia as a “Visionary” for his litigation against financial regulatory agencies, and the Nation magazine has called him a “fearsome litigator.” He is a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal agency that makes recommendations to Congress and the Executive Branch on ways to improve the administrative process.
Mr. Scalia graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. From 1992-93 he served as Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, receiving the Department’s Edmund J. Randolph Award. He graduated With Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1985 and was a speechwriter for Education Secretary William J. Bennett before attending law school. He has been a Lecturer in labor and employment law at the University of Chicago Law School.
University of Chicago - 1990 Juris Doctor
University of Virginia - 1985 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar