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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Allyson Ho, Dallas, USA

Allyson Ho

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Allyson Ho co-chairs the firm's Appellate Practice. Recognized as one of the nation's top appellate litigators, she has successfully litigated high-stakes cases for Fortune 500 clients in state and federal appellate courts nationwide. Described by sources as "extraordinarily talented" and "outstanding, smart and responsive," she was named in the National Law Journal's 2010 Appellate Hot List and recognized by Texas Lawyer as one of Texas' top 20 "winning women" litigators (both trial and appellate). Ms. Ho is an accomplished appellate and constitutional lawyer with a distinguished record of government service. She has successfully argued cases in trial and appellate courts across the country and has successfully litigated in both federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and numerous federal and state intermediate courts of appeals nationwide. She also regularly represents clients in government investigations and other adversarial settings outside of formal litigation proceedings. For more information, view Ms. Ho's biography at


Ms. Ho has served at the highest levels of government, including senior positions in both the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice. As special assistant to the President, she was responsible for briefing the President on a wide range of legal issues. As counselor to the Attorney General, she oversaw the Justice Department's homeland security and immigration enforcement efforts on behalf of the Attorney General. She also served as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In private practice, she successfully represented former high-ranking U.S. and foreign government officials in federal court and counseled U.S. Senators and Presidential candidates on a variety of legal issues. She also regularly advises the Texas Supreme Court and other members of the state judiciary as a member of the Texas Judicial Council. Governor Rick Perry appointed Ms. Ho to the Texas Judicial Council in 2008 and then reappointed her in 2013. Her practice spans a wide range of matters, including federal preemption, First Amendment, RICO, antitrust, punitive damages, class actions, and labor and employment.


Member, American Law Institute Texas Judicial Council; Member (appointed by Governor Rick Perry in May 2008); Chairman Elect, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Council, State Bar of Texas; Executive Committee Member, Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group; Editorial Board Member, The Advocate (published by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas) Texas Bar Foundation Fellow Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow


University of Chicago Law School, 2000, J.D., With High Honors; Rice University, 1994, M.A.; Rice University, 1994, Ph.D.; Duke University, 1988, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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