O’Melveny & Myers partner Sri Srinivasan has been named principal deputy Solicitor General, the firm said on Friday.
Srinivasan, the chair of O’Melveny’s appellate and Supreme Court practice, was appointed to replace Neal Katyal, who will be joining Hogan Lovells.
O’Melveny partner Walter Dellinger talked about one of the first times he saw Srinivasan argue a case.
“I knew from that point on, he was going to be a truly great Supreme Court advocate and has indeed become one,” Dellinger said. “One of the things that the firm has prided itself on are the people who come into and out of government service.”
Srinivasan has argued 17 cases before the Supreme Court, chalking up wins in Hertz Corp. v. Friend and Skilling v. US during the 2009 term. Scotusblog first reported the news.
“I am very pleased Sri will be returning to the Solicitor General’s office in this important role," Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said in a statement. "He is one of the country’s leading advocates before the Supreme Court, and will bring to his new position both a deep knowledge of the Supreme Court and of the office and its responsibilities and traditions.”
Updated 4:56 p.m.
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