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Gregory Dubinsky Recognized as a Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal


New York—Gregory Dubinsky, partner at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, has been named a 2023 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. His profile is available here.

A former clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Greg has a wide-ranging practice in which prominent clients call upon him to handle high-profile, complex matters across the country. For instance, when it faced a federal antitrust suit pertaining to the approval of player agents, the National Basketball Association called on Greg to represent it as lead counsel; Greg secured dismissal of the suit in the district court in Ohio and, on appeal, affirmance by the Sixth Circuit. Greg also played a major role in the team that tried a $700 million antitrust case in the Southern District of New York against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Recently, among other constitutional law matters, in a groundbreaking win on behalf of a former Governor of New York, Greg and his team secured a decision in September holding unconstitutional the law creating the New York Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, which had charged the former Governor with state ethics violations, and stripping it of its investigative and enforcement authority.

Greg has argued cases in the First, Second, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits, the Connecticut Supreme Court, the New York Supreme Court and Appellate Division, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and in arbitration. He has also been appointed by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for both the First Circuit and the D.C. Circuit to argue and brief cases raising constitutional questions. Greg’s writing has appeared in a number of publications. Recently, he co-authored a constitutional-law op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, in which he argued that the Constitution requires that the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives be a member of that legislative body. 

Greg maintains an active pro bono practice, in which recent victories include securing asylum for an Afghan national who served with U.S. forces and was threatened by the Taliban, and winning the first-ever successful bail motion for a civil immigration detainee in the Second Circuit.

He was named to the inaugural 2023 Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation and Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List (2022-23), and has been recognized as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal (2021) and by Super Lawyers (2020-23).

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