George W. Hicks, Jr., is counsel at Bancroft PLLC. He joined Bancroft from Williams & Connolly LLP, where he practiced from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Hicks previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Janice R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Hicks’s practice focuses primarily on Supreme Court and appellate matters and critical motions work. He has written successful merits briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States and federal courts of appeals as well as successful dispositive motions in federal district courts involving such subjects as jurisdiction, preemption, presidential power, the First Amendment, federal criminal law, due process, equal protection, RICO, and professional liability. He has also written numerous amicus briefs in the Supreme Court as well as numerous petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court involving such subjects as patent law, copyright law, punitive damages, evidentiary privileges, jurisdiction, sentencing, and statutory interpretation. Mr. Hicks also has extensive trial-level litigation experience as well as experience with internal corporate investigations and congressional and SEC investigations, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Mr. Hicks graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005, where he served as a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard College, where he received the Detur Prize for placement in the top ten percent of his first-year class and the John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of the highest distinction in all years. Mr. Hicks worked as an investment banker before attending law school. He is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.