Denis Hurley represents corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters. His experience extends to disputes involving breach of contract claims, civil fraud and False Claims Act violations, bid protests, patent infringement claims, common law tort claims, securities violations and disputes involving the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and its state-level equivalents. Mr. Hurley has litigated on both the plaintiff and defense side before state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and JAMS arbitral forums.

Mr. Hurley also maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono work has included criminal appeals, veterans’ benefits appeals and representing an ethics watchdog in FOIA litigation.

Prior to joining the WilmerHale, Mr. Hurley was an associate for a major Washington DC–based litigation firm. 


  • Education

    • JD, Cornell Law School, 2018

      Order of the Coif, magna cum laude

      Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review

    • BA, Government and Economics, Cornell University, 2014

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • District of Columbia

    • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    • US Court of Federal Claims

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Michael A. Chagares, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2019 - 2020

    • The Hon. The Hon. Thomas C. Wheeler, US Court of Federal Claims, 2018 - 2019



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