James C. Ho is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he leads the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group in Texas. He has over a decade of government experience, most recently as Solicitor General of Texas and as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Mr. Ho is routinely ranked among leading appellate litigators. Benchmark called him “one of the most skilled appellate advocates in the country.” Chambers USA ranked him in its highest tier of Texas appellate lawyers (Band 1). Law360 recognized him in its Texas Powerhouse series for “shielding clients from a combined total of nearly $15 billion in liability,” and previously named him a Rising Star as one of the nation’s top appellate lawyers under 40. The National Law Journal named him among the “upper echelons of Supreme Court practice” and one of the top minority lawyers in the nation. Texas Lawyer named him one of 25 “Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law,” noting his success challenging government regulations. Texas Tribune called him one of the “big guns” of the Texas bar. He has also been named as a leading appellate lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America®, The Legal 500, Texas Super Lawyers, and D Magazine.