William Haun


Email whaun@becketlaw.org
Education Education

J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Cum Laude
B.A., American University, Cum Laude

Clerkship Clerkship

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Janice Rogers Brown
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Claude M. Hilton

Will joined Becket as Counsel in 2019. Since then, he has been a member of the legal team that unanimously prevailed before the U.S. Supreme Court in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, successfully argued Diocese of Lubbock v. Guerrero before the Supreme Court of Texas, and has briefed and argued cases defending various religious institutions in courts nationwide. Will is also a Nonresident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, in its Center for Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies. There, he focuses on the intersection of religion and self-government, American constitutionalism, and the Supreme Court.

Before joining Becket and AEI, Will practiced appellate and antitrust law at two international law firms, Shearman & Sterling and Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth). His private practice experience includes successful oral arguments before federal appellate and trial courts, second-chairing a commercial arbitration, and handling critical motions and jury instructions for a complex trade secrets trial in Cook County, where his client received a $44 million damages award. Will was also called upon to represent business leaders, current and former Governors, a U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressmen, prominent law professors, and religious non-profits in several prominent Supreme Court and federal appellate cases involving constitutional questions.

Will served as a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Claude M. Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also was an attorney-advisor to an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor. Will’s writing experience includes a book chapter co-authored with a former member of Congress, and articles on constitutional law and policy appearing in the Catholic University Law ReviewNational AffairsLaw & LibertyForbesNational Review OnlinePublic DiscourseThe Washington Post, First Things, and other outlets. During law school, Will served as a research and teaching assistant to Professor Mark Rienzi—thereby aiding numerous religious liberty and First Amendment cases and articles—and is regularly invited to speak on matters of constitutional law.

Will lives in Maryland with his wife and children. They enjoy sailing on the Eastern Shore, participating in the life of their parish, spending time with close friends and family, and cheering on their favorite baseball teams.