The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is responsible for representing the federal government in the United States Supreme Court in all civil and criminal matters. Malcolm Stewart’s presentation will describe the OSG’s composition and function, the responsibilities it performs, and the ways in which it interacts with other offices inside and outside the federal government. The presentation will also discuss, with specific reference to environmental litigation, the manner in which attorneys within the OSG determine whether to seek Supreme Court review, draft filings on behalf of other federal entities, and prepare for oral argument in the Court.
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. 1 hour CLE (pending).
Widely recognized as one of the nation’s top appellate and environmental litigators, Malcolm Stewart is Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 69 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, Sackett v. EPA, and Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms. He will discuss environmental law advocacy before the Supreme Court, including recently decided cases and cases now pending in the Court.
Mr. Stewart has worked in the United States Department of Justice since 1991. Previously, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and as a member of the Appellate Staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. In addition to environmental cases, his docket areas include antitrust, bankruptcy, international trade, government contracts, intellectual property, and securities and tax. A graduate of Yale (J.D. and M.Phil.) and Princeton (A.B.), he clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law Federalist Society