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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States


Paul is widely recognized as a leading U.S. Supreme Court advocate, focusing on appellate matters, constitutional litigation and strategic counseling. He has argued over 100 cases before the Supreme Court, including eleven times in the last two terms and several of the highest-profile cases of the past decade. Paul has argued more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any lawyer in or out of government. He has also argued over 100 cases in the federal courts of appeals, including multiple successful appeals in cases involving billion-dollar verdicts.


Served as 43rd U.S. Solicitor General (2005-2008).


Harvard Law School (J.D.); Cambridge University (M.Phil., Economics); Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S.).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

(Firms to watch)

New appellate boutique Clement & Murphy PLLC was established in 2022 by former Kirkland & Ellis appellate stars Paul Clement and Erin Murphy. The team also draws on Bartow Farr, Andrew Lawrence, Harker Rhodes and Matthew Rowen —all of whom also joined from Kirkland & Ellis.

(Hall of Fame)

Paul ClementClement & Murphy PLLC