John P. Elwood

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  • Appeals & Appellate
  • District of Columbia, Georgia
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Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Area
  • False Claims Act Qui Tam Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Georgia
3rd Circuit
4th Circuit
5th Circuit
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
11th Circuit
D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Partner
Vinson & Elkins
Current
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C.
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Assistant to the Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
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Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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Law clerk to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court of the United States
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Attorney
Appellate Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia
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Law clerk to Judge J. Daniel Mahoney
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Education
Yale Law School
J.D.
Activities: Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
Princeton University
A.B. (1989)
Honors: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Awards
Appellate MVP
Law360
Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service
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Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service
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Legal 500
U.S., Supreme Court & Appellate – Supreme Court
2010?2015
The Best Lawyers in America
, appellate practice
2013–2016
Washington’s Top Lawyers–Supreme Court
Washingtonian Magazine
2013–2014
"Litigation Star": National
Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation
2012?2016
Local Litigation Star
Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation
2012 - 2016
Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
Current
ABA Standing Committee for Amicus Curiae Briefs
Member
Current
University of Virginia School of Law Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
Adviser
Current
Litigation Counsel of America
Fellow
Current
Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
Member
Current
Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
Member
Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037-1701
USA
Telephone: (202) 639-6518
Fax: (202) 639-8917