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A toast to Michael Dreeben

Leondra Kruger is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. She served in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States from 2007 to 2013. When I worked at the Department of Justice, it was pretty common to hear people refer to a certain type of lawyer as a “Department person.”…
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In appreciation: Michael Dreeben

Seth Waxman is a partner at WilmerHale. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1997 to 2001. No one who’s heard Michael Dreeben deliver an oral argument can fail to be impressed by his mastery of the art. There’s no hyperbole; no lurking ideology; and no discernable moment when he appears to…
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Learning about error from Michael Dreeben

Michael Dreeben, an advocate who basically never makes an error, is the one who taught me all about them. For decades, his work has embodied the heart and soul of what the Office of the Solicitor General has historically always been about: brilliant advocacy tempered by a commitment to doing justice. Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy…
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Michael Dreeben: Smart aleck and practical jokester

Nicole Saharsky is co-head of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. She served for 10 years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice. Look, I know I’m supposed to tell you about how Michael Dreeben is the world’s greatest lawyer. But I’m not going to do that. Anyone…
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Tribute to Michael Dreeben: A gifted advocate and a principled man

William C. Bryson is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was Michael Dreeben’s immediate predecessor as deputy solicitor general for criminal cases at the Department of Justice. Thousands of lawyers have cycled through the Department of Justice over the years. Many of them have been quite capable and…
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Tribute to Michael Dreeben

Noel Francisco is the Solicitor General of the United States. Over his 31 years of service in the Office of the Solicitor General, Michael Dreeben has made Supreme Court history in several ways. Perhaps the most remarkable came on April 27, 2016, when he argued his 100th case before the court. I had a unique…