Partner – Virginia
Alan Gura’s practice focuses primarily on appellate litigation and constitutional law.
Alan has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, nine federal courts of appeals, and many federal district courts.
In 2013, the National Law Journal named Alan Gura among the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. In 2009, Legal Times named Alan Gura one of Washington’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 and a Champion of Justice. Alan is an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, starting with the Spring, 2015 semester.
Prior to founding his firm, Gura & Possessky, Alan served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and as a litigation associate for the Washington offices of Sidley Austin. Alan began his career clerking for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle, in the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is an active member in good standing of the Virginia, California, and District of Columbia bars.
Notable published cases:
McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010)
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)
Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012)
Ezell v. City of Chicago, 651 F.3d 684 (7th Cir. 2011)
NRA v. City of Chicago (“McDonald II”), 646 F.3d 992 (7th Cir. 2011)
Dearth v. Holder, 641 F.3d 499 (D.C. Cir. 2011)
Parker v. District of Columbia, 478 F.3d 370 (D.C. Cir. 2007)
Bateman v. Perdue, 881 F. Supp. 2d 709 (E.D.N.C. 2012)