Indraneel Sur

Indraneel Sur is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Mr. Sur’s practice draws on previous government service. In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Sur served as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., in the Federal Programs Branch of its Civil Division, where he represented the Government in national security cases in Federal District Court. Among other matters, Mr. Sur drafted briefs on behalf of the Government in habeas and Bivens cases brought by detainees at the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Sur served as an assistant general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. His responsibilities included coordinating the processing of executive orders and other presidential issuances, and providing legal advice regarding administrative procedure, budget and appropriations laws, and statutes governing a wide array of Federal agencies and programs. He also assisted with several litigation matters involving OMB.

Mr. Sur was previously an associate in the Firm’s office in Washington, D.C., where he represented clients in a variety of appellate and pre-trial proceedings in state and Federal courts, including cases concerning constitutional claims, contracts, corporate governance procedures, international trade, employee retirement benefits, patents, trademarks, and Federal Indian law.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Sur served as a law clerk to the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and, before that, to the Honorable M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Sur earned a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, where he served as an Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He won the Oscar Bregman prize for excellence in business law and the George Shechtman Contract Prize. Mr. Sur earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1999. He majored in English (with distinction in the major) and Economics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He worked as a newspaper reporter prior to law school.

Mr. Sur is the author of “How Far Do Voices Carry: Dissents from Denial of Rehearing En Banc,” 2006 Wisconsin Law Review 1315, and a comment, “Jealous Guardians in the Psychedelic Kingdom: Federal Regulation of Electricity Contracts in Bankruptcy,” 152 U. Pennsylvania Law Review 1697 (2004), for which he received a Burton Award for Legal Achievement in 2005.

He is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2) Appellate and Constitutional Law, 3) Class Actions, 4) Securities Litigation and 5) White Collar Defense and Investigations
Law School University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law, J.D., 2005
Education Yale University, B.A., 1999
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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