Paul Crane is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. He is a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group.
Mr. Crane’s experience includes drafting appellate briefs, petitions and motions in federal and state courts. He has drafted briefs on a variety of issues, including administrative law, labor law, sovereign immunity, abstention, legal ethics and the First Amendment.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Crane served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court from 2010 to 2011. He also served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 2007 to 2008.
Mr. Crane has served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. As a Bristow Fellow, he prepared briefs in opposition to certiorari in the Supreme Court, worked on numerous Supreme Court merits cases and successfully briefed and argued an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Crane tried more than 15 cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.