Lawrence S. Ebner

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Phone: 202.349.1421
portrait of Lawrence S. Ebner, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Atlantic Legal Foundation

Larry Ebner brings more than 50 years of litigation knowledge, experience, and skills to the Atlantic Legal Foundation, where he is Executive Vice President & General Counsel. He oversees ALF’s judicial advocacy activities, including its renowned, nationwide, amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) program. In addition to monitoring and analyzing cases for possible ALF amicus participation, Larry reviews requests for ALF amicus support and personally authors ALF’s amicus briefs on a wide variety of cutting-edge legal issues in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and state appellate courts.  

Larry began practicing law in 1972 following graduation from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. His first legal position was as an Honors Program attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Larry then spent 42 years as a Washington, D.C.-based litigator and appellate practice leader at a now-global law firm, where he focused on federal constitutional, statutory, and regulatory issues . In 2016 Larry launched his own, independent, nationwide appellate litigation boutique, Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC.

Since September 2020 Larry has devoted most of his professional time to ALF, where he joins the foundation’s officers, directors, advisors, and supporters in advocating for individual liberty, free enterprise, property rights, limited and responsible government, sound science in judicial and regulatory proceedings, and effective education, including parental rights and school choice.

Larry is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College. He has been elected as one of approximately 350 Fellows of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, whose membership is reserved for highly skilled and experienced appellate advocates.

Larry’s volunteer professional activities include serving as Chair of the DRI Center for Law and Public Policy. He also has been chosen as one of approximately 1,200 peer-nominated defense counsel members of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, where he chairs the Appellate Law Section.

Thomson Reuters has repeatedly selected Larry as one of only several Washington, D.C.-based, solo-practitioner Appellate “Super Lawyers.” In 2023 Law360 appointed Larry to its Appellate Editorial Advisory Board.   

Larry is a prolific author and sought-after speaker on appellate practice-related subjects, such as strategic use and effective drafting of amicus briefs.

Larry and Barbara have been married for 51 years. They enjoy traveling throughout the United States, especially Hawaii, and spending as much time as possible with their two daughters, sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Recent Articles By Larry Ebner

Federal Judge’s Amici Invitation Is A Good Idea, With Caveats (Law360)

Feds’ Student Debt Relief Defense Has Constitutional Flaws (Law360)

Federal Courts Should Follow Supreme Court’s Amicus Stance (Law360)

How To Draft An Amicus Brief That Actually Gets Read (FDCC Insights)

Justices Should Give Feds’ Roundup Amicus Little Weight (Law360)

D.C. Circuit’s Exploratory Data Ruling Is A Win For Transparency (Law360)

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