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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, The Hon Michael McConnell, Washington DC, USA

The Hon Michael McConnell

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Litigation

Position

Michael McConnell is Of Counsel to the Litigation Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis. His practice focuses on all aspects of constitutional and appellate law. Judge McConnell brings many years of diverse experience to Kirkland as appellate judge, advocate, teacher and scholar. He has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous cases in other courts, has testified many times before Congress, has held chaired professorships at three law schools and is an author of two leading casebooks in constitutional law. His scholarly work has been cited many times by the Supreme Court and other courts.

Career

Michael formerly served as Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and is now the Richard & Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Michael was formerly a member of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and Assistant General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, as well as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Presidential Professor at S.J. Quinney College of Law of the University of Utah, William B. Graham Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Senior Fellow at the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy at the University of Chicago.

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., high honors, 1979; Michigan State University, B.A., high honors, 1976; University of Notre Dame, doctor of laws (honorary), 2008; Michigan State University College of Law, doctor of laws (honorary), 2009.

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