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  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. political science (2009) magna cum laude
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2012) with honors


  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
Jay DeSanto, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1.202.624.2812
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jay DeSanto is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Jay litigates complex commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of industries, with a focus on representing health care companies and higher education institutions. Jay has experience litigating high-stakes cases before federal and state courts and before commercial arbitration panels. In his practice, he regularly participates in many aspects of litigation, including drafting briefs and dispositive motions, engaging in discovery, drafting pleadings, taking and defending depositions, and assisting in trial preparation.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Jay was a litigator at a Pennsylvania-based law firm, where he practiced commercial litigation and eminent domain law.

Jay received his J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, Jay was a staff editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and served as a judicial intern to both a federal judge in Washington, D.C., and a federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania. Jay also served as a law clerk to both the National Association of College and University Attorneys and The George Washington University's Office of the General Counsel.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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