Robert Hur, Former U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, Joins Gibson Dunn’s D.C. Office

April 6, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Hur has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Hur most recently served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.  At Gibson Dunn, he will focus on crisis management and white collar defense and investigations.

Hur, who also served in the Justice Department’s senior leadership in Washington, D.C. as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, joins the firm’s deep bench of 50 former Justice Department lawyers, who represent clients in courts across the country.  He is the fifth former U.S. Attorney at the firm, including Nick Hanna, who rejoined the firm this year, and Chuck Stevens, Benjamin Wagner and Debra Wong Yang.

“Rob is an outstanding lawyer and will be a fantastic addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He has impeccable credentials and a strong background in government service, during which he held important leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice before serving as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.  We have an elite white collar defense and investigations practice with the global breadth and depth to handle any significant matter arising from a criminal or regulatory inquiry.  Expanding our leading white collar practice is a strategic priority for us, and Rob will add further depth to our growing roster of former U.S. Attorneys and top‐flight former prosecutors.”

“Rob augments our stellar team of dozens of former DOJ prosecutors who ably represent clients in high stakes trials and bet-the-company investigations,” said F. Joseph Warin, Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.

“We are thrilled that Rob has joined our D.C. office,” said Thomas H. Dupree Jr., Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  “Rob brings extraordinary credentials to our very deep bench of impressive white collar partners.  He offers a level of skill and judgment, as well as first-chair trial experience, that will be a tremendous asset to our clients and complement our white collar practice as well as our broader litigation practice, including our appellate, crisis management and commercial litigation practices.”

“I am excited to join Gibson Dunn,” said Hur.  “The firm has one of the top white collar defense and investigations practices in the world, and I look forward to helping the firm continue growing its premier white collar and litigation platforms.”

About Robert Hur

Hur served as the presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed United States Attorney for the District of Maryland from 2018 to 2021.  In this role, he was the chief federal law enforcement officer for the district, setting strategic priorities and supervising the almost 100 lawyers in the office.  During his tenure as United States Attorney, the Office handled numerous high-profile matters, including those involving national security, cybercrime, public corruption and financial fraud.  In pursuit of sophisticated and impactful cases, Hur partnered closely with other enforcement agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.  He served as a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, counseling the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management.

Hur previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General from 2017 to 2018.  In the position of “PADAG,” he was a member of the Justice Department’s senior leadership team and the principal counselor to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, assisting him with oversight of all components of the Department, including the National Security, Criminal, Civil, and Antitrust Divisions, 93 U.S. Attorney’s offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He also liaised regularly with the White House, congressional committees, and other federal intelligence, enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Hur is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried 14 cases as a federal prosecutor and in private practice.  He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland from 2007 to 2014.  Before that, he served in the DOJ’s Criminal Division as Special Assistant and Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray from 2003 to 2005.  Hur also was a litigation partner with a global law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented a diverse array of companies, including financial services institutions, medical device manufacturers, and automakers.  He served as a law clerk for William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice United States Supreme Court, and for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Hur graduated in 2001 from Stanford Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif and winner of the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition.  He received first-class Honors studying Philosophy at Cambridge University, King’s College in 1996 and received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude with highest honors, from Harvard College in 1995.  He is a barrister with the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the District of Columbia.