Our Supreme Court has been very clear that the government can't just simply say something and make it so."

– Neal Katyal

September 29 | 11am PT/2pm ET

The recent upheaval in the world has had a significant impact on every aspect of practicing law, as legal professionals have had to adjust to a new reality. That’s why we’ve enlisted Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general and a special assistant attorney to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, to gain clarity in this fog of ambiguity.

On September 29th, Neal Katyal and Everlaw CEO and Co-Founder AJ Shankar will have a wide-ranging discussion about the intersection of technology, collaboration, and the practice of law. More specifically, they’ll touch on:

  • Developing the right argument at the right time, including how Neal prepares for Supreme Court arguments
  • How Neal’s perspective on the law has been informed by his work in private practice, representing the government, and teaching the law
  • Practicing law in the current climate
  • Pro bono work
  • Collaboration with remote teams during the global pandemic, and technology’s involvement in the practice of law
  • The importance of security and confidentiality in high-profile cases
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Illuminating the Truth:

A Conversation with
Former Acting
Solicitor General
Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal

The former Obama administration Acting Solicitor General of the United States, Neal currently runs one of the largest Supreme Court practices in the world at an international law firm, where he occupies the role formerly held by now Chief Justice John Roberts. He has extensive experience in constitutional law and criminal law. He has orally argued over 40 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, with 39 of them in the last decade. At the age of 50, he has already argued more Supreme Court cases in U.S. history than any other minority attorney, breaking the record of Thurgood Marshall. Neal served as Acting Solicitor General during the Obama administration (the federal government's top courtroom lawyer) and was responsible for representing the federal government in all appellate matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals throughout the nation. He also served in the Deputy Attorney General’s Office at the Justice Department as National Security Advisor. Additionally, Neal is a law professor with more than two decades of experience at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was one of the youngest professors to have received tenure and a chaired professorship in the university’s history. At Georgetown, Neal also serves as Faculty Chair of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. Neal has also been a visiting professor at both Harvard and Yale law schools.

AJ Shankar

AJ Shankar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Everlaw, a cloud-based litigation platform that enables teams to collaboratively discover, reveal, and act on the information that drives internal investigations and positively impacts legal outcomes. AJ is a technology entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an A.B. in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Harvard University.

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