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Jay Hulings


Jay Hulings is a Partner with Davis & Santos. He specializes in complex business and financial institution litigation, white collar defense, health care compliance, government investigations, and civil rights and election law, as well as crime victim advocacy.

Prior to joining Davis & Santos, Jay served as a federal prosecutor in Del Rio and San Antonio, Texas, where he led national security, public corruption, complex fraud, and organized crime investigations and prosecutions. Among other matters, Jay was the lead prosecutor on multiple public corruption investigations that led to convictions of various public officials for bribery, fraud and tax evasion charges.

Jay previously served as Counsel to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he led oversight of covert actions and various intelligence-gathering programs. He also served as the Legislative Director and Counsel to Congresswoman Jane Harman, providing policy advice and drafting legislation regarding national security, defense, homeland security and energy issues, among others.

Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Jay was an associate at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he handled complex litigation matters regarding intellectual property, corporate securities and contract disputes for clients in the entertainment, media and technology industries. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


  • B.S., Virginia Tech, 1997, magna cum laude
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000, cum laude


  • Super Lawyers’ 2021 Texas Rising Stars


Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association — San Antonio Chapter — Member of Board of Directors
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow


Admitted To Practice

  • California (2000)
  • Texas (2017)
  • U.S. District Courts in Texas (Western, Northern, and Southern)
  • U.S. District Courts in California (Central and Northern)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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