Deputy Counsel to the President
Stuart Delery is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. During the Obama-Biden Administration, Delery served as Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States, the third-ranking position at the Department of Justice, and was the most senior openly-LGBTQ official in DOJ history. Previously, Delery was the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division and supervised the legal defense of Congressional statutes, including the Affordable Care Act, and agency actions. He also served as Senior Counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder, among other positions. Prior to the Obama-Biden Administration, Delery was a partner at WilmerHale and a clerk to Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Byron White (Ret.) and Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the Eleventh Circuit. Originally from Louisiana, Delery is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School, where he is a Visiting Lecturer. Delery and his husband live in Washington, D.C., and have two children.