Richard O. Faulk

Richard O. Faulk

Senior Litigation Counsel

Richard O. Faulk is Senior Litigation Counsel for NCLA. In his 40-year legal career, Mr. Faulk has played a lead role in obtaining landmark decisions in many trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. In addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Faulk has handled appeals and participated as amicus curiae in the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as trial and appellate courts in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. He is board-certified as a specialist in federal and state appellate practice by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Faulk has spoken and written strongly regarding the Administrative State. In August 2016, he wrote a definitive analysis of the problems and dangers of judicial deference to regulatory agencies. See America’s Administrative State: Tracking the Origins and Consequences of Judicial Deference to Federal Agencies, 196 Critical Legal Issues Working Paper Series (Wash. Leg. Found. 2016). Previously, he served as the Senior Director of Energy and Environment for the Law & Economics Center of George Mason University School of Law, where he participated in judicial, state attorney general, congressional staff programs and education conferences. Mr. Faulk has authored many authoritative articles for law reviews and journals. In 2015, he won his fourth William Burton Legal Writing Award at the Library of Congress.

Mr. Faulk is recognized as a leading lawyer by major lawyer-ranking organizations. He has been listed in the Chambers USA directory of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2004, as well as Best Lawyers since 2008 and Super Lawyers since 2009. Mr. Faulk received his B.M. from the University of North Texas and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

rick.faulk@ncla.legal                        (713) 408-7023