Alan Gura is a founding member of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, a Washington, D.C. law firm focusing primarily on civil rights, appellate litigation, intellectual property, and media/entertainment matters. Prior to opening his own practice in 2001, Alan’s experience included service as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as an attorney with the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley & Austin. Alan began his legal career clerking for the Hon. Terrence W. Boyle, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Alan received his BA from from Cornell University, and his JD from Georgetown University.
Bob Levy is senior fellow in constitutional studies and a member of the board of directors at the Cato Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington, DC. He joined Cato in 1997 after 25 years in business. Bob also sits on boards of the Institute for Justice, the Federalist Society, and the George Mason law school. He received his PhD in business from the American University in 1966, then founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of investment information and software. After leaving CDA in 1991, Bob went to George Mason, where he was chief articles editor of the law review. He received his JD degree in 1994. The next two years he clerked for Judge Royce Lamberth on the US District Court and Judge Douglas Ginsburg on the US Court of Appeals, both in Washington, DC.
For many years, Bob was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications. He has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC’s Nightline, CNN’s Crossfire, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Hardball, and NBC’s Today Show. Bob’s latest book, published in November 2004, is Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process.
Clark Neily is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, where he litigates constitutional cases involving economic liberty, private property rights, school choice, and First Amendment issues. Before joining IJ in 2000, he spent four years as a litigator at Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas. Clark received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas, where he was chief articles editor of the Texas Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Clark’s representation of the plaintiffs in the DC gun case is unrelated to his work at the Institute for Justice, which is not connected to the case in any way.