Adam Gustafson


J.D., Yale Law School, 2009
B.A., University of Virginia, 2005 (with high distinction)

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
Fourth Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Sixth Circuit
Seventh Circuit
Ninth Circuit, and
D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Federalist Society (Executive Committee, Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group, 2017-; Enforcement & Agency Coercion Working Group, Regulatory Transparency Project, 2017-)

  • American Bar Association (Co-Chair, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2017-2018)

  • New Civil Liberties Alliance (Board of Advisors, 2018-)

  • Thomas More Society of America (Board of Directors, 2017-)

  • D.C. Bar (Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section; Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section)

  • Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

  • Republican National Lawyers Association

Adam Gustafson is a partner at Boyden Gray & Associates where he has represented States, federal judges, environmental groups, biofuel producers, agricultural interests, public policy organizations, and entrepreneurs, on such issues as the constitutional separation of powers, religious liberty and free speech, automotive regulations, environmental computer models, healthcare regulation, and judicial deference to federal agencies. He has argued in federal and state courts of appeals, won vacatur of a state court judgment in the U.S. Supreme Court, and testified before Congress.

Mr. Gustafson received his J.D. in 2009 from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, a managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, and an executive editor of the symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Mr. Gustafson served as a Vice President of the Yale Law School Federalist Society. He was a Coker Fellow, and his legal writing won the Joseph A. Chubb Competition Prize and the Edward D. Robbins Memorial Prize.

Mr. Gustafson graduated with high distinction in 2005 from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, a member of the Raven Society, a member of the rowing team, and a Lawn resident.

Before joining Boyden Gray & Associates, Mr. Gustafson was an associate at Cooper & Kirk, where he specialized in appellate litigation. Mr. Gustafson served as a law clerk to Judge Richard R. Clifton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and to Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Contact:; 202-577-5681

Recent News

Adam Gustafson Testifies in Support of EPA’s Reconsideration of Mercury Rule Cost-Benefit Analysis

Adam Gustafson To Speak About Suing the Government at Republican National Lawyers Association Conference

Federalist Society Member Profile: Adam Gustafson

BG&A’s Adam Gustafson Discusses Biofuel Litigation and Policy at Iowa Renewable Fuel Summit

BG&A’s Adam Gustafson To Speak on Biofuel Policy Outlook at Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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