Elizabeth Prelogar Appointed Acting U.S. Solicitor General
Elizabeth Prelogar has been appointed Acting Solicitor General of the United States. Ms. Prelogar will serve in this role until a new solicitor general is appointed and confirmed by the Senate.
Ms. Prelogar was a partner at Cooley and previously served as Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, she represented the United States in the Supreme Court and helped formulate the federal government’s appellate strategy in courts throughout the country. Ms. Prelogar also served as Assistant Special Counsel to Robert S. Mueller III during the Special Counsel investigation. A Harvard Law graduate, she clerked for Attorney General nominee Merrick Brian Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and later for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
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