/ Press Release
DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS
- Mr. Verrilli is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and served as Solicitor General of the United States from 2011–2016
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2017– Equal Justice Works, the leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys, today announced that Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. has been named to the organization’s board of directors. Mr. Verrilli, a Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, is the former Solicitor General of the United States, serving under President Obama from 2011–2016.
“I am so excited to join the Equal Justice Works Board,” said Mr. Verrilli. “I have been an admirer and supporter for years, and I believe the organization’s work to deploy public interest-minded law students and lawyers is among the most important and effective efforts to address injustice. It is an honor to join such an esteemed group.”
“Don represents the highest values of the legal profession,” said David Stern, Executive Director, Equal Justice Works. “While in private practice, Don provided thousands of hours of pro bono service. Don’s reputation, values, and experience will help our organization achieve our ambitious agenda to address injustice by enabling law students and lawyers to serve vulnerable communities. Don is passionate about our mission and I have no doubt his expertise on our Board will make us more effective.”
Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., is the founder of the Washington, D.C., office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. In addition to handling matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, Mr. Verrilli’s practice focuses on representing and counseling clients on multi-dimensional problems, in which litigation, regulation, and public policy intersect to shape markets and industries in our evolving economy. 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 dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, was responsible for representing the United States government in all appellate matters before the Court and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and was a legal advisor to President Barack Obama and the Attorney General.