George Conway
George Conway


George T. Conway III
George Thomas Conway III is an American attorney and a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals

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George T. Conway IIIBornGeorge Thomas Conway IIIEducationHarvard University (BA)
Yale University (JD)Political partyRepublican (Before 2018)
Independent (2018–present)Spouse(s)Kellyanne Fitzpatrick (m. 2001)Children4

George Thomas Conway III is an American attorney and a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit before becoming a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Conway argued the 2010 case Morrison v. National Australia Bank before the U.S. Supreme Court; winning with a unanimous decision authored by Antonin Scalia. Conway was on the short list of candidates considered by President Donald Trump for United States Solicitor General prior to the nomination in March 2017 of Noel Francisco for that position. He was subsequently considered for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Contents Early life and education

Conway graduated from Marlborough High School in Massachusetts. In 1984, Conway graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree magna cum laude in Biochemistry. In 1987, he obtained a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and president of the school's chapter of the Federalist Society.[1][2]

Legal career

In 1987 and 1988, he served as a law clerk to Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In September 1988, Conway joined the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and in January 1994 was named a partner.[3] His practice focuses on litigation involving securities, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and antitrust.[3]

Conway was one of the lawyers who represented Paula Jones in her lawsuit against U.S. President Bill Clinton.[4][5] During the representation of Jones, he worked closely with Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge.[6] On March 29, 2010, Conway argued the securities case of Morrison v. National Australia Bank before the U.S. Supreme Court, and won with an 8–0 vote with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia.[7]

Conway had been considered a candidate for some U.S. Department of Justice posts. In January 2017, Conway was considered for the post of Solicitor General along with Gregory G. Katsas, prior to the post going to Noel Francisco.[8][9][10] On March 17, 2017, Conway was reported to be the nominee as Assistant Attorney General to head the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.[11][12][13] However, on June 2, 2017, he announced that he declined to pursue the post.[14][15]

Personal life

He is married to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump. Introduced by Ann Coulter,[6] they have four children and live in Washington, D.C.[16] Conway previously dated conservative pundit Laura Ingraham.[17] Conway is half Filipino on his mother's side.[18]

Conway's stated political positions are often contrary to those taken by his wife on behalf of the Trump administration.[19][20] He is known to be critical of Trump on a personal level as well.[21]

Selected publications References
  1. ^ Lat, David (January 4, 2017). "An Exciting New Entrant In The Solicitor General Sweepstakes". Above the Law. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Masthead, Vol 96(4)". Yale Law Journal. March 1987. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "George T. Conway bio". Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Van Natta Jr., Don; Abramson, Jill (January 24, 1999). "Quietly, Team of Lawyers Who Disliked Clinton Kept Jones Case Alive". New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Senator Harkin (IA) (February 12, 1999). "Trial of William Jefferson Clinton". The Congressional Record. 145 (26): 106th Congress, 1st Session, Senate. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Terris, Ben (May 13, 2017). "George Conway is the man at the center of everything". Washington Post. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Morrison v. National Australia Bank (2010). SCOTUSblog. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Diamond, Jeremy (December 31, 2016). "Kellyanne Conway's husband on short list for top US lawyer job". CNN. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Mauro, Tony (January 3, 2017). "SCOTUS Bar Warms Up to Wachtell Lawyer as Possible Trump SG". National Law Journal. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Passarella, Gina (January 1, 2017). "Wachtell's George Conway a Potential Trump Pick for Solicitor General". New York Law Journal. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Berenson, Tessa (March 17, 2017). "Kellyanne Conway's Husband to Be Nominated to Department of Justice Post". Time. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  12. ^ Sharman, Jon (March 17, 2017). "Kellyanne Conway's husband George 'set for top job at Justice Department'". The Independent (UK). Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  13. ^ Goldmacher, Shane (March 17, 2017). "Kellyanne Conway's husband emerges as front-runner to head DOJ's civil division". Politico. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  14. ^ McCaskill, Nolan D. (June 2, 2017). "Kellyanne Conway's husband bows out of DOJ post". Politico. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (June 2, 2017). "Husband of Kellyanne Conway Steps Back From Possible Justice Dept. Post". New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  16. ^ Schaefer, Mari A. (February 13, 2017). "Meet Kellyanne Conway's husband". Philly.com. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  17. ^ Conason, Joe; Lyons, Gene (March 4, 2000). "Impeachment's little elves". Salon.com. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  18. ^ "FilAms Greet Potential Trump Pick for Solicitor General With Surprise, Skepticism". Manila Mail. Media Manila, Inc. January 12, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  19. ^ "Kellyanne Conway's husband defends Mueller's investigation". June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Kellyanne Conway's husband reportedly gives anti-Trump writers suggestions on how to improve their arguments". May 25, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  21. ^ Bowden, John (September 15, 2015). "George Conway rips Trump over tweet about Obama's '57 states' gaffe". The Hill. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
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