The unofficial “Fourth Branch” of government, the administrative agencies of the United States, wields extensive executive and quasi-legislative and judicial powers. Challenging the power of an administrative agency requires a trial lawyer’s precision and a scholar’s understanding of the Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, and other statutory mechanisms to hold agencies accountable, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA).
Mr. Wright’s recent matters include:
- Appellate co-counsel to 2nd Amendment litigator, Alan Gura, who argued the landmark Supreme Court case, Dist. of Columbia v. Heller, on an as-applied constitutional challenge to the federal firearms ban for a white collar offender. Medina v. Sessions, 17-cv-5248 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
- Lead trial counsel on an as-applied constitutional challenge to the federal firearms ban for an inventor in the automotive design industry. Flick v. Sessions, 18-cv-1531 (N.D. Ga. 2018).
- Lead counsel for a national insurance carrier to compel production of a records custodian witness from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Touhy regulations for a New York state civil matter. Garden State Life Ins. Co. v. Elaine C. Duke (Acting Secretary of Dept’ of Homeland of Sec.), 17-cv-2135 (D.D.C. 2017).
- Lead counsel on several FOIA and PA suits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Cho v. Dep’t of State, 18-cv-1873 (D.D.C. 2018); Kwon v. Dep’t of State, 18-cv-1875 (D.D.C. 2018); Calderon v. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., et al., 18-cv-764 (D.D.C. 2018); Sanchez v. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., et al., 18-cv-1765 (D.D.C. 2018); Calderon v. Dep’t of Justice, 17-cv-1458 (D.D.C. 2017); and Sanchez v. Dep’t of Justice, 17-cv-1459 (D.D.C. 2017)