Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. is a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson, and the founder of its Washington, D.C., office. In addition to handling matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the courts of appeals, Mr. Verrilli’s practice focuses on representing and counseling clients on multi-dimensional problems, where litigation, regulation and public policy intersect to shape markets and industries in our evolving economy. As the former U.S. Solicitor General during President Barack Obama’s administration, Verrilli successfully defended the Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court.
Mr. Verrilli is one of the nation’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from June 2011 to June 2016. During that time, he argued 37 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, was responsible for representing the United States government in all appellate matters before the Supreme Court and in the courts of appeals, and was a legal advisor to President Barack Obama and the Attorney General.
Before joining the government, Mr. Verrilli spent two decades in private practice representing companies in their most high stakes matters, particularly in the areas of media and entertainment, telecommunications and First Amendment law.