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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2022)—Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Michael Huston is joining the firm in Washington, D.C., as a partner and co-chair of the Appeals, Issues & Strategy Practice. Michael previously served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he represented the federal government before the Supreme Court of the United States.

As a member of the Solicitor General’s highly regarded legal team, Michael argued nine cases before the Supreme Court and drafted briefs in hundreds more. Among many other victories, he prepared seven successful petitions for a writ of certiorari and dozens of successful amicus, merits, and emergency-docket briefs. Michael also advised the Solicitor General, multiple government agencies, and DOJ attorneys on all aspects of litigation strategy.

“We’re thrilled to welcome a Supreme Court practitioner, lawyer, and person of Michael’s stature to the firm and our litigation and appellate practice,” said Eric Wolff, co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Appeals, Issues & Strategy practice. “Michael’s broad and diverse experience with the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and complex litigation will be highly valuable to our clients and litigation teams.”

In his new role at Perkins Coie, Michael will advise Fortune 500 companies and other clients facing significant legal challenges on high-stakes litigation and appellate issues. As a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice, he will also help craft and manage litigation strategies for complex cases in all forums and at all levels.

“Our Washington, D.C., lawyers frequently work at the intersection of technology and regulation, and Michael’s strategic addition and Supreme Court background will expand our already formidable capabilities,” said Perkins Coie’s Washington, D.C., office. “Clients come to us to solve and resolve their most pressing legal matters, and we’re excited that Michael chose to join us in the competitive D.C. legal market.”

Michael formerly practiced appellate and administrative law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts, Jr., as well as Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, graduating first in his class, and he received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With 21 offices in the United States, Asia, and Europe—and a network of law firms around the world—Perkins Coie assists clients anywhere and everywhere they do business.

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