June 7: Neal Katyal with Warren Olney
Neal Katyal: Law, Democracy and Our Future—An Expert’s Analysis
Former (acting) US Solicitor General and legal scholar to analyze the state of US law and democracy, including recent election-related cases.
About This Event
Neal Kumar Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, is an American lawyer and academic. He is a partner at Hogan Lovells and the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center. During the Obama administration, Katyal served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States . Previously, Katyal served as an attorney in the Solicitor General’s office, and as Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the U.S. Justice Department.
Katyal has argued more Supreme Court cases than any other minority lawyer in American history. He has described himself as an “extremist centrist”. He has been widely praised as one of the United States’s leading attorneys.
The US Justice Department awarded Katyal the Edmund Randolph Award, the highest honor the Department can bestow on a civilian. The National Law Journal named Katyal its runner-up for “Lawyer of the Year” iand awarded him its Pro Bono award.[ American Lawyer Magazine considered him one of the top 50 litigators nationally. Washingtonian Magazine named him one of the 30 best living Supreme Court advocates; Legal Times (jointly owed by American Lawyer Media) profiled him as one of the “90 Greatest Lawyers over the Last 30 Years”.
Katyal graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Katyal then attended Yale Law School.