- Lecturer in Law
Dennis Fan is a Senior Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Before that, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division, first in its Appellate Staff beginning in 2017 and then as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in 2021. In those roles, Dennis argued cases in almost every federal court of appeals, and briefed numerous cases before the Supreme Court. He has handled matters across a wide range of areas, including national security, immigration policy, congressional oversight, consumer protection, administrative law, and civil rights.
Dennis was a law clerk to Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He graduated in 2015 from Columbia Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review. He graduated in 2011 from Swarthmore College.