Allyson Newton Ho

Allyson Newton Ho

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Allyson Ho is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she leads the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law practice group in Texas.

Mrs. Ho is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most respected appellate litigators. In the Chambers ranking of top appellate lawyers nationwide, she is the highest ranked appellate lawyer from Texas in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, as well as one of the top appellate lawyers in America. She has argued and won more business cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any Texas lawyer.

Mrs. Ho has a distinguished record of experience at the highest levels of the federal government. She served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, Counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft, and law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Her record of public service also includes appointments to various boards and commissions. Among the most notable are her election as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a trustee of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and a trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. She is also vice chair of the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, appointed by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to evaluate potential appointments of all federal judges and U.S. Attorneys in Texas, and has previously served on the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the Northern District of Texas.

Mrs. Ho graduated from Duke University magna cum laude with a B.A. in English, Rice University with an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature, and the University of Chicago Law School with high honors. She was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. She and her husband Jim, a federal judge, have a twin daughter and son.