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Acting Assistant Attorney General Official Biography

Curtis E. Gannon was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General on January 20, 2017, and became Acting Assistant Attorney General on that date by operation of law.

From October 2007 until his appointment, Mr. Gannon served in the Department of Justice as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, arguing 24 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. Before that, he worked in the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel. He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Gannon received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1994, a master’s degree from the University of London in 1995, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998.

Updated January 20, 2017