Sri Srinivasan is returning to the Solicitor General’s office, this time as Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s Principal Deputy.
Srinivasan served as assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 2007 to 2008. As principal deputy, Srinivasan will handle some of the most important cases before the Supreme Court and will serve as a key advisor to Verrilli.
“I am very pleased Sri will be returning to the Solicitor General’s office in this important role,” Verrilli said, in a statement. “He is one of the country’s leading advocates before the Supreme Court, and will bring to his new position both a deep knowledge of the Supreme Court and of the office and its responsibilities and traditions. ”
Since 2007, Srinivasan has been a partner at O’Melveny and Myers LLP and serves as the chair of the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has argued several cases before the Supreme Court. From 1998 through 2002, he worked at the same firm, after serving as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and for U.S. Appeals Court Judge J. Harvie Willkinson III. Srinivasan co-teaches a course on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy at Harvard Law School.
Srinivasan earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, his M.B.A. from Stanford Business School and his A.B. from Stanford University.