Greg Van Houten


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2015, cum laude

B.A., University of Rochester, 2010, cum laude, Highest Distinction in Economics and Political Science


District of Columbia

New York

Court Admissions

District of Columbia Superior Court

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department


Greg Van Houten has been an insurance coverage litigator since graduating from law school. In that time, Greg has represented both small and large policyholders in actions brought against insurance companies for coverage of their defense costs, damages, and other expenses.

Greg also has a diverse general litigation background, including litigation involving malpractice and professional negligence, commercial contracts, and employment. He also has secured a number of victories for pro bono clients, including a five-figure tutoring reimbursement award under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Greg earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he won the Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Tournament and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2015 Student Advocacy Award.

Before pursuing his law degree, Greg was a member of Teach for America. With Teach for America, he taught high school physics and coached varsity baseball at a charter school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was awarded "Best New Teacher" in 2011 and delivered the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class.

Professional and Community Activities

  • North Star College Preparatory Academy for Boys (Washington, DC), board member

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Testing Congress' Foreign Commerce and Treaty Powers," author, American Criminal Law Review, 2016.

Insurance Recovery

Courthouse | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone Helps Secure Complete Insurer Funding of $14.25 Million Settlement of Sexual Misconduct Class Action

In a high-profile case that got media attention within and outside of the U.S., a Haynes and Boone team helped to secure a $14.25 million settlement with an insurer of a Washington, D.C., synagogue whose former rabbi secretly videotaped women without their consent over a several-year period.

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