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Overview

Gabe joined Dovel & Luner after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles Co-Chair for the Harvard Law Review.

In law school, Gabe briefed an appeal before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, arguing that a state agency’s denial of a certificate for a $1.6 billion energy project should be affirmed.  The court unanimously affirmed, adopting many of the arguments in Gabe’s brief.  Gabe also wrote a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court as part of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Gabe has published twice in the Harvard Law Review, once on the relationship between judicial takings and judicial philosophy and once on climate change litigation and the political question doctrine.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, (J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)
  • Middlebury College, (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2017)

Personal Facts

  • Gabe grew up in an off-the-grid, solar-powered house in the middle of the woods in Maine.
  • Gabe is an avid ultimate frisbee player.
  • Gabe has summited Mt. Ngauruhoe (popularly known as Mt. Doom from the Lord of the Rings trilogy), an active volcano in New Zealand.

Joining Dovel & Luner

I first saw the name Dovel & Luner in an email my 1L summer.  It promised an alternative to Biglaw where I could run my own cases and be a litigator rather than a document reviewer.  It placed an emphasis on lawyer development rather than hours billed.  And it had a nice picture of the beach.

At my Biglaw interviews, I scrounged for minute differences between nearly indistinguishable firms.  For my Dovel & Luner interview, I prepared a cross-examination.

I split my 2L summer between Dovel & Luner and a Biglaw firm.  At both firms, I worked with smart, skilled, and kind lawyers.  At both firms, I made meaningful contributions to the cases I worked on.  But as I looked one, two, three, four, five years into the future, I could spot the differences.  In Biglaw, it was unlikely I would argue a motion in my first two years, let alone my first two months.  I would spend years climbing the ladder until I could finally stand up in court, whereas at Dovel & Luner the ladder was more like a stepping stool.  I couldn’t wait to get started.

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