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Spotlight Speaker Series: Neal Katyal

November 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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BigTent was thrilled to host Neal Katyal, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, under the Tent. He has argued more than 50 cases before the Supreme Court. Katyal previewed the cases before the Court this term, and discussed the hottest legal issues in Trump’s cases.

About Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, focuses on appellate and complex litigation. At the age of 53, he has already argued more Supreme Court cases in U.S. history than has any minority attorney, recently breaking the record held by Thurgood Marshall. Neal has extensive experience in matters of constitutional, technology, corporate, patent, securities, criminal, employment, and tribal law. In the most recent 2022-23 Term, he argued five separate cases (nearly 10% of the docket), including winning the landmark voting case Moore v. Harper, which Judge Michael Luttig described as “the most important case for American democracy in the almost two and a half centuries since America’s founding.”

Neal served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues, such as his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror.

In 2021, Neal was named a Trustee of Dartmouth College. In 2022, he was named a Trustee of the Whitney Museum in New York City. In 2023, he was named Vice President and Trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society.


November 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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