Kannon K. Shanmugam

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Topics: Litigation • Supreme Court

Kannon Shanmugam is a partner at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.  He is chair of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice and managing partner of the Washington office.  Kannon is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top appellate litigators.  Kannon has argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court, including 15 cases in the last five years.  In all, he has argued over 100 appeals in courts across the country, including arguments in all thirteen federal courts of appeals and in numerous state courts.  Prior to private practice, Kannon served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 


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