Join us for the SOF Vanguard Chapter Holiday Party for a riveting conversation on Trends in the Supreme Court with Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General of the U.S.
Katyal is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Partner at Hogan Lovells. As Acting Solicitor General of the United States (and before that Principal Deputy Solicitor General), he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against 8 states who sued the nation’s leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters. In 2006, he won the landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the Supreme Court, a case that challenged President Bush’s Guantanamo and Geneva Convention policies. He has argued 30 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States, with 26 of them in the last seven years. He is already counsel in 6 cases that have been granted for the October, 2016 Term at the Supreme Court and is expected to be arguing during the Court’s November, December, and January sessions.