John Gore is a former U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) senior official who delivers results for clients in high-stakes litigation and crisis matters. John's broad litigation experience includes arguing in the United States Supreme Court and first-chairing trials and appeals in federal and state courts across the country. He also represents clients facing Congressional oversight and government investigations.
John previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at DOJ. As the head of one of DOJ's most significant litigating components, John led the Department's civil and criminal civil rights enforcement nationwide under such statutes as the Voting Rights Act (VRA), Title VII, 8 U.S.C. 1324b of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
During his DOJ tenure, John launched several successful law enforcement initiatives, including a record-setting initiative to combat housing discrimination and initiatives to end employment discrimination, to protect religious liberty, and to uphold First Amendment freedoms. Moreover, under John's leadership, the Civil Rights Division prosecuted several high-profile hate crimes and contributed to DOJ's record-setting numbers of human trafficking prosecutions. John also testified twice before Congress on DOJ's civil rights enforcement efforts.
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with high honors 2005; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Texas Law Review); University of Colorado (B.A. summa cum laude 2002; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society)
- District of Columbia, United States Supreme Court, and numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts
- Served with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division in the following positions: Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2018-2019); Acting Assistant Attorney General (2017-2018); and Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2017)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2005-2006)