George Conway, a corporate attorney who is usually married to one of President-elect Donald Trump’s senior advisers, is usually on the shortlist of candidates to be nominated as US solicitor general, two sources familiar with the process told sy88pgw.
George Conway declined to comment, however one of the sources said he would certainly accept the position should Trump tap him to be the government’s top litigator. The different source said he has been interviewed by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general-designate.
The solicitor general is usually the Justice Department’s third-highest ranking official and also also also argues cases on the federal government’s behalf at the US Supreme Court. Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, was tapped earlier that will month to become counselor to the president once Trump is usually inaugurated next month.
George Conway is usually a partner at the corporate law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he has worked for 28 years. He is usually currently a partner within the firm’s litigation department, where he has honed his talents in securities, contract and also also also antitrust litigation, according to his firm’s website.
Throughout his career, he has represented high-profile clients, including the National Football League and also also also cigarette giant Philip Morris, whom he represented in a successful defamation lawsuit against ABC News.
Conway has already stood before the Supreme Court, arguing a case before the idea in 2010, Morrison v. National Australia Bank.
Conway graduated through Yale Law School in 1987 after attending Harvard College. He also clerked for US Circuit Judge Ralph Winter, Jr. of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, who was nominated to the court by President Ronald Reagan.
He was part of the team of lawyers within the 1990s who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton. He helped write the Supreme Court brief within the case that will would certainly establish a legal precedent for a sitting president to be sued in civil court.