Governor Abbott Names Andrew Oldham General Counsel
Mr. Oldham previously served as then-Attorney General Abbott’s Deputy Solicitor General, where he represented Texas in federal courts across the country, including twice before the United States Supreme Court. Before working for the State of Texas, Mr. Oldham was an attorney at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel (now Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick) in Washington, D.C. His practice focused on appellate litigation in federal courts of appeals throughout the country.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Oldham served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David B. Sentelle on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He also worked as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2006 to 2008.
Mr. Oldham earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia with highest honors, an M. Phil., first class (with distinction), from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude. He earned numerous academic scholarships and honors, including the Truman Scholarship, the Jefferson Scholarship, the Temple Bar Scholarship, the T.J. Duane Award, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Source: Press Release
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