David W. Casazza

David W. Casazza

Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Constitution • Federal Courts • Federalism • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Separation of Powers • Supreme Court • Election Law • Founding Era & History

David Casazza is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He practices in the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice groups.

Mr. Casazza has represented clients in appellate and regulatory litigation before the Supreme Court of the United States, federal appellate courts, and federal district courts.  These cases have involved a wide range of subjects including separation of powers, federal rulemaking challenges, data privacy protections, anti-terrorism claims and foreign sovereign immunity, energy infrastructure permitting, and a variety of First Amendment speech and religious liberty claims.  He has also represented clients in complex litigation, obtaining dismissal with prejudice of consumer class actions attacking major brand names. He has been named by Best Lawyers as a 2021 and 2022 “One to Watch” in Appellate Practice.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and as Executive Vice President of the Harvard Federalist Society.  Mr. Casazza received an A.B. magna cum laude in history from Princeton and an M.A. in history from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Casazza served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits and in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.


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