Steven A. Engel

Mr. Engel is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices of Dechert LLP, where he represents and advises clients on novel and complex legal issues in high-profile trial and appellate matters.

From 2017-2021, Mr. Engel served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel within the U.S. Department of Justice. In this role, he advised the President of the United States and cabinet secretaries on constitutional and statutory matters implicating national security, administrative law, criminal law, congressional oversight, and executive orders. He received the Department of Justice’s highest honor, the Edmund J. Randolph Award. Mr. Engel previously served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel during the George W. Bush Administration and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Upon graduation from Yale Law School, Mr. Engel served as a clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then as a law clerk to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Engel’s new Gray Center affiliation builds on his role as adjunct professor at Scalia Law School co-teaching a student seminar on the Separation of Powers in the Political Branches.