As President Trump continues to fill key positions in his staff, one name floated about for solicitor general is that of George T. Conway III, husband of Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president.
While much is known about Mrs. Conway, who grew up in Atco, Camden County, Mr. Conway has stayed in the background.
George Conway, 53, graduated from Harvard College in 1984 with a degree in Biochemical Sciences. He received his law degree three years later from Yale Law School, where he met Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, then an undergraduate at Trinity College in Washington D.C.. He was the president of the Yale Law School Federalist Society Chapter.
The couple married in 2001 and have four children, including twins, and lived in Alpine, N.J., until the election.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 30, 2016
According to his online biography, George Conway has been a partner in the Litigation Department of the New York firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since Jan. 1994. The prestigious firm, which is known to specialize in very complicated deal-making, has the reputation of being very competitive, intense, with attorneys working long hours but enjoying what they do, Business Insider reported.
As part of his pro bono work, George Conway has represented crime victims and public-interest groups who are opposed to "claims that federal law requires the State of New York to allow felons to vote while still incarcerated," his biography states.
George Conway has argued one case before the U.S. Supreme Court. As Solicitor General, he would act as the government’s lawyer in the Supreme Court.
Conway's clients include the National Football League and cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris, which he represented in a successful defamation lawsuit against ABC News. He was also part of a team of attorneys who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton, CNN reported.
OpenSecrets reports Conway is a frequent political donor and has given money to numerous candidates including Carly Fiorina, George Bush, Pat Toomey, and John McCain.
If Conway, who is of Filipino descent, is appointed solicitor general he would become the first Asian- American in the post, according to CNN.
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