ABC News(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump is expected to name attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, senior sources tell ABC News. The appointment would require Senate confirmation.
The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
If confirmed, Conway would be responsible for leading a division in charge of enforcing laws preventing discrimination.
A partner at law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and prominent Republican lawyer, Conway has litigated a number of high-profile cases in federal and state and would be responsible for overseeing the administration’s legal conflicts, such as those mounting against Trump’s travel ban.
Conway was also part of the legal team that represented Paula Jones, the former Arkansas state employee who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton during his presidency.
Jones’ lawsuit went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. After four years of legal battle, Jones and Clinton reached an out-of-court settlement, in which Clinton agreed to pay Jones $860,000 to drop the lawsuit.
Conway is a graduate of Harvard College and received his law degree from Yale University.
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