Gregory Garre is a former Solicitor General of the United States and now a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Latham & Watkins. He chairs the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group, and handles complex litigation matters at all levels of the federal and state court systems. His practice is focused on counseling clients on constitutional, regulatory, and other matters.
Mr. Garre currently serves as an Adviser on the ALI's Principles of Election Law: Dispute Resolution project.
He was the 44th Solicitor General of the United States (2008-09), and served as Principal Deputy Solicitor General (2005-2008) and as an Assistant to the Solicitor General (2000-2004), making him the only person to have held all of those positions.
Mr. Garre has argued 39 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has briefed and served as counsel of record in hundreds of additional cases before the Court. He also has argued scores of cases before the federal and state courts of appeals. He has testified before Congress and speaks and publishes frequently on issues related to the Supreme Court and appellate practice.
The cases he has handled involved administrative law, the alien tort statute, antitrust, bankruptcy, business and employment law, contract law, civil rights, education, environmental law, First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, food and drug, Indian law, intellectual property, international law, labor law, separation of powers, tax, telecommunications torts and voting rights.
Mr. Garre has taught constitutional law and Supreme Court practice at the George Washington University Law School.
EDUCATION: Dartmouth College, B.A.; George Washington University Law School, J.D.