Kevin P. Hancock

Kevin P. Hancock is a litigator at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), where he helps enforce and defend the federal campaign finance laws. His cases have included civil lawsuits against officeholders alleged to have violated the Federal Election Campaign Act. He has also helped defend the constitutionality of the federal limits on contributions to political parties and PACs against First Amendment and equal protection challenges. In addition to litigating at the FEC, Mr. Hancock has also served as special counsel to the agency’s general counsel, and has worked on rulemakings and advisory opinions in the FEC’s policy division.

Prior to joining the FEC, Mr. Hancock was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Manhattan. There, Mr. Hancock helped co-author an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for a group of constitutional law professors in Munaf v. Geren, 553 U.S. 674 (2008), arguing that the Court should exercise habeas jurisdiction over petitions filed by two U.S citizens detained by American forces in Iraq.

Mr. Hancock has argued before the United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Fourth Circuit. He has also argued before several federal district courts and the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division. Mr. Hancock has also been a panelist at the annual conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL).

Mr. Hancock clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable John C. Lifland of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In 2005, Mr. Hancock graduated valedictorian from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.

At the Washington College of Law, Mr. Hancock has been an adjunct professor since 2015.

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law 2005
  • B.A., Montclair State University 2001