Dan Lungren is senior counsel in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy group. As a former U.S. Congressman and California State Attorney General, he is widely respected as an individual of the highest integrity and ethics with strong personal relationships on both sides of the aisle.
Hon. Dan Lungren served nine terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms as California’s Attorney General. In the Congress he represented both southern California (including the counties of Los Angeles and Orange) from 1979-89 and northern California (including the county of Sacramento) from 2005-13.
A member of the House Judiciary Committee for eighteen years, Dan specialized in the issues of crime, immigration and national security. In that capacity he was involved in the active oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice. Additionally, Lungren served on the House Intelligence and Budget Committees, was a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure.
A national leader on criminal justice issues, he was recognized by his peers in the National Association of Attorneys General with the Wyman Award as the best attorney general in the nation. His leadership as California’s ”Top Cop” resulted in a crime drop of 30% with a homicide drop of 50%. Dan successfully argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, attended law school at the University of Southern California and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with his J.D.