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AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General

Walsh currently serves as an associate attorney with the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. in the Issues and Appeals section.

By - Feb 1st, 2016 11:05 am
Ryan J. Walsh. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Ryan J. Walsh. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced today his appointment of Ryan J. Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Wisconsin.

Walsh currently serves as an associate attorney with the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. in the Issues and Appeals section. Before joining Jones Day in 2014, he served as law clerk to United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in the October 2013 term.

Previously, Walsh served as a law clerk for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, interned in the Fraud and Public Corruption Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and served as an intern for United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberth in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Walsh, a Wisconsin native, grew up in Danbury and attended school in the Webster School District.  He graduated with High Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012 where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review. While attending the University of Chicago, Walsh was awarded the Lynde & Harry Bradley Student Fellowship and named as a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar.  As a law student, Walsh also was awarded a John Marshall Fellowship from the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at The Claremont Institute in California in May 2012. He holds a B.A. from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., where he was elected senior class president.

“Ryan boasts an elite resume including serving as a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I am honored to have two former clerks to United States Supreme Court Justices on my team here at the Wisconsin DOJ, and particularly pleased that Ryan is returning to Wisconsin to defend the rule of law,” Attorney General Schimel said. “I am extremely proud of the efforts of our Solicitor General’s office under the leadership of Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin and I look forward to the team’s continued work on high-profile litigation impacting our state’s citizens. Our Solicitor General’s team is protecting Wisconsin citizens and defending their livelihoods and I am excited to be adding Ryan to this critical DOJ division.”

In addition to Solicitor General Tseytlin and Chief Deputy SG Walsh, the Solicitor General’s office includes Deputy Solicitors General Daniel Lennington and Luke Berg. Walsh will join the Wisconsin Department of Justice as Chief Deputy Solicitor General in mid-April.

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