Neal Katyal is the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University and a Partner at Hogan Lovells. He recently served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States (and before that Principal Deputy Solicitor General), where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against 8 states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters. In 2006, he won the landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the Supreme Court, a case that challenged President Bush’s Guantanamo and Geneva Convention policies. He has argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, with 23 of them in the last 6 years. He is already expected to be arguing at least three cases in the 2015 Supreme Court Term, in the October, November, and December sittings."
Neal has served as a law professor for nearly two decades at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was one of the youngest professors to have received tenure and a chaired professorship in the university's history. He has also served as a visiting professor at both Harvard and Yale Law Schools. He is the recipient of the very highest award given to a civilian by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Edmund Randolph Award, which the Attorney General presented to him in 2011. The Chief Justice of the United States appointed him in 2011 to the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules. Additionally, he was named as One of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Last Decade Nationwide by National Law Journal (2010); One of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers Over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times (2008); Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA (2006); Runner-Up for Lawyer of the Year by National Law Journal (2006); One of the Top 50 Litigators Nationwide 45 Years Old or Younger by American Lawyer (2007); and one of the top 500 lawyers in the country by LawDragon Magazine for each of the last six years. He also won the National Law Journal’s pro bono award in 2004. His articles have appeared in nearly every major national law review and newspaper.
- A.B., Dartmouth
- J.D., Yale
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2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2015
Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups
September 30, 2015
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2014
Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups
September 09, 2014
Co-sponsored by the Practice Groups and the Faculty Division
October 04, 2013
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
SCOTUScast 07-10-12 featuring Randy Barnett and Neal Katyal
July 10, 2012
Faculty Division and the American Enterprise Institute
March 21, 2012
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
March 20, 2012
September 27, 2011
International & National Security Law Practice Group
January 27, 2010
2008 National Lawyers Convention - "The People and the Judiciary"
November 22, 2008
Chicago Lawyers Chapter and International & National Security Law Practice Group
May 12, 2008
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2007