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Trey Gowdy

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104 South Main Street
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Greenville, SC 29601
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
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Washington, D.C., 20001
trey.gowdy@nelsonmullins.com
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Trey Gowdy focuses his practice on corporate and governmental compliance and investigations as a member of the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations team. 

As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, Mr. Gowdy chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He served on the House Committees...

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Trey Gowdy focuses his practice on corporate and governmental compliance and investigations as a member of the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations team. 

As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, Mr. Gowdy chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He served on the House Committees on Intelligence and Ethics. He also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. He was involved in the Benghazi and Russian investigations, two of the most significant congressional investigations in the last decade. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor. 

on Intelligence and Ethics. He also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. He was involved in the Benghazi and Russian investigations, two of the most significant congressional investigations in the last decade. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor. 

Trey Gowdy focuses his practice on corporate and governmental compliance and investigations as a member of the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations team. 

As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, Mr. Gowdy chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He served on the House Committees... on Intelligence and Ethics. He also served on the Judiciary Committee, where he served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. He was involved in the Benghazi and Russian investigations, two of the most significant congressional investigations in the last decade. An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Gowdy is a former state and federal prosecutor. 

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Solicitor for South Carolina’s 7th  Judicial District, managing more than 25 attorneys and more than 65 employees
  • Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking rings, bank robberies, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness
  • Former associate, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough 

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1989)
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Baylor University, BA, History (1986)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Admitted only in South Carolina; Supervised directly by Solomon L. Wisenberg, a member of the D.C. Bar

Clerkships

  • The Honorable John P. Gardner, South Carolina Court of Appeals
  • The Honorable G. Ross Anderson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America “Good Scout Award” (2019)
  • Awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects
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