Working for president Donald Trump surely has it perks! George Conway, the husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, is expected to be nominated to run the Department of Justice’s civil division, according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the matter.
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If the Senate confirms Conway’s nomination, he will eventually lead the office in charge with handling legal challenges to Donald Trump’s major administration initiatives, including the already famous travel ban.
Kellyanne Conway’s husband, a partner at the corporate law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, was previously considered for the position of US solicitor general. Currently, he’s in charge of the firm’s litigation department, where he was praised several times for his activity.
George Conway is also well known for representing quite a few high-profile clients, such as cigarette company Philip Morris, in a successful defamation lawsuit against ABC News, as well as the National Football League. Well, it can’t be said that the DOJ’s civil division won’t be lead by a professional!
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However, the moment which was, most likely, the biggest challenge of Mr. Conway’s career, happened back in the 90s, when he was part of the team of lawyers representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against former president Bill Clinton.
To be more specific, he was in charged with helping write the Supreme Court brief, establishing a legal precedent, as Bill Clinton was the first president in function to be sued in civil court.