Ilan Wurman

Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP
Ilan Wurman

Ilan Wurman is a litigation associate in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. He has represented white collar defendants in mortgage fraud cases, generic pharmaceutical companies in FDA and patent disputes, and companies involved in antitrust and complex commercial litigation. He has also represented LGBT individuals seeking asylum in the United States, winning an appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals and an affirmative asylum case before the Arlington Asylum Office.

Mr. Wurman also previously served as the deputy general counsel of a presidential campaign and, prior to joining the firm, was associate counsel on Senator Tom Cotton’s U.S. Senate campaign in Little Rock, Arkansas and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Wurman enjoys writing on eccentric legal topics, and has published law review articles on the de-extinction of wooly mammoths, the constitutionality of drug testing welfare recipients, the historical origins of qualified immunity, the use of history in judicial opinions and legal scholarship, and on constitutional legitimacy and originalism. He is currently working on a law review article on the administrative state and the separation of powers.

Mr. Wurman received his B.A., magna cum laude, in Government and Physics from Claremont McKenna College in 2009. He received his J.D., from Stanford Law School in 2013, where he served as a senior editor and articles committee member for the Stanford Law Review and served as an executive editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.

  • Stanford Law School, JD, 2013
  • Claremont McKenna College, BA, 2009

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Publications and Multimedia
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
19th Annual Faculty Conference
January 23, 2017
Student Perspectives on Intellectual Diversity in Academia - Event Audio/Video
Stanford Intellectual Diversity Conference
April 13, 2016
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
18th Annual Faculty Conference
January 15, 2016
Technology and Regulation - Event Audio/Video
2012 Annual Student Symposium
March 03, 2012
The Rule of Law and the Administrative State - Event Audio/Video
2012 Annual Student Symposium
March 02, 2012