Neal Katyal, a partner in our Washington office, and former Acting Solicitor General for the United States, will be in Paris at the end of September.
Neal Katyal was the top courtroom lawyer for President Obama and the United States Congress, and in charge of all appeals throughout the United States for the Government. As the United States Supreme Court becomes increasingly involved in a variety of international matters, he offers a unique perspective. The Supreme Court is getting into questions such as the patentability of the human genome, the reach of the Alien Tort Statute, difficult queries about whether foreign companies can be sued in the United States, and the application of the Sherman Act antitrust laws to conduct that takes place abroad. The decisions of the US Supreme Court therefore have a significant impact on international business.
Neal has argued 17 cases at the United States Supreme Court, and will be arguing 3 more cases there this Fall. The team he has built at Hogan Lovells includes law clerks to several of the nine current Supreme Court Justices, including two previous law clerks to Chief Justice Roberts (who was a partner at Hogan Lovells before ascending to the bench).