Professorial Lecturer in Law
Luke McCloud is a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP. Mr. McCloud's practice focuses on complex civil matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He is also an experienced appellate litigator, having argued or briefed dozens of high-stakes appeals throughout the federal system, including at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. McCloud has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a Rising Star—General Commercial Disputes (2020 and 2021) and by Managing IP as a Rising Star (2020).
A native of eastern Kentucky, he earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where Mr. McCloud was Vice President & Treasurer of the Harvard Law Review and a finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition. At Williams & Connolly, he serves as a member of the firm’s Hiring and Pro Bono Committees and was previously a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In the October Term 2014, Mr. McCloud served as a law clerk to Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court. He previously clerked for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. McCloud maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on veterans’ causes, landlord-tenant matters, and education initiatives.