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Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Donald Verrilli, joins L.A. law firm

Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Donald Verrilli, joins L.A. law firm

Former U.S. Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who successfully defended President Obama’s healthcare plan before the Supreme Court, is joining the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Verrilli, 59, will lead the firm’s new Washington office.

“This firm has an extraordinary reputation, and they established a national powerhouse presence without having offices outside of California,” Verrilli said. “For me, this is an opportunity to launch and build an office that can attract and retain the best lawyers.”

Ronald Olson, a name partner, said the firm had long discussed opening a Washington office and saw an...

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