The U.S. Senate confirmed Gregory G. Katsas, a former partner at Jones Day and most recently Deputy White House Counsel, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
"Greg will be an exceptional addition to the D.C. Circuit," said Stephen J. Brogan, Managing Partner of Jones Day. "His vast experience at the highest levels of the profession in both private practice and public service provide him with a broad perspective that will benefit him as a jurist. He is a person of uncommon intelligence, unquestioned integrity, and the temperament required to serve as a federal judge."
In January, Mr. Katsas was named Deputy Counsel to President Trump. In September, President Trump nominated Mr. Katsas to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The D.C. Circuit hears cases involving disputes over federal separation of powers, challenges to executive branch authority, and other key public policy disputes. Mr. Katsas previously clerked on the Circuit for then-judge Clarence Thomas.
While at Jones Day, Mr. Katsas handled complex litigation in areas including administrative law, antitrust, constitutional law, employment discrimination, international law and arbitration, and product liability. He argued more than 75 appeals, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and every federal appellate Circuit.
Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Katsas served in numerous senior positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, including Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division and Acting Associate Attorney General. In these positions, he handled or supervised most of the federal government's leading civil appeals, and oversaw the Civil Division's enforcement activities under the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In 2009, Mr. Katsas was awarded the Edmund Randolph award for outstanding service, the highest award bestowed by the Department of Justice. He served on the Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, which advises the Supreme Court on possible amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In 2016, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Mr. Katsas earned his law degree from Harvard University, where he was executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. In addition to the D.C. Circuit, he clerked on the Third Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas for his first Term on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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