William M. Jay, an assistant to the Justice Department Solicitor General, has joined Goodwin Procter’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in its appellate litigation practice.
During his time with the department, he argued 11 cases in the Supreme Court and briefed 20 cases on the merits, according to the law firm’s news release.
Jay served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 2004 to 2005. He then served as special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary as it considered the nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts.
In private practice, Jay will focus on representing clients in appeals before federal and state appellate courts and the Supreme Court.
Jay received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was executive editor of Harvard Law Review. He received his A.B. from Harvard College.