Stuart Delery, former Acting Associate Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice—the third highest ranking position—will join international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner.
At Gibson Dunn, Delery will focus his private law practice on representing corporations and individuals in high-stakes litigation and investigations that involve the federal government across the spectrum of regulatory litigation and enforcement.
Before joining the firm, Delery was the third ranking official in the Department of Justice, serving as Acting Associate Attorney General since 2014. In this role, he oversaw the civil and criminal work of five of its litigating divisions—Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Environment and Natural Resources, and Tax—as well as components supporting state and local law enforcement, among others.
As a member of Department of Justice's senior management team, he assisted the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in formulating and implementing Department policies. He also served as vice chair of the Steering Committee of the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force and oversaw the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) working group.
During his seven-year tenure at the Department of Justice, Delery served in a number of senior positions, beginning as Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Deputy Attorney General in 2009. His positions included Senior Counselor to the Attorney General, in which he advised on national security litigation and policy and matters arising from the Office of the Solicitor General, the Civil Division and the Office of Legal Counsel.
From 2012 to 2014, Delery served as head of the Civil Division, Department of Justice's largest litigating division. He was confirmed as Assistant Attorney General by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent in 2013.
Prior to his government service, Delery practiced with an international law firm from 1995 to 2009, where he had a diverse litigation and securities practice. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Byron White and for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.