Walter Loughlin is a partner at Kirkpatrick Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis. He was previously the director of the Vera Institute of Justice in the London office from 1985 to 1986, and associate independent counsel at Michael K. Deaver from 1986 to 1988, and at Iran-Contra prosecutions from 1988 to 1989. Loughlin was a visiting associate professor at Columbia Law School in 1990 and at Fordham Law School from 1978 to 1979. He co-authored Modern Federal Jury Instructions (with Leonard B. Sand, John S. Siffer, and Steven A. Reiss), Matthew Bender, 1985.
Loughlin clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman, United States District for the District of Connecticut, from 1976 to 1977, and for Judge Walter R. Mansfield of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from 1977 to 1978. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1979 to 1983 and as chief appellate attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York from 1982 to 1983. Loughlin was an associate professor of law at Rutgers Law School from 1983 to 1989.
Loughlin earned his J.D. and M.A. from Yale University, where he was the note editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.