Theodore B. Olson

Attorney, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP; Former US Solicitor General

Theodore B. Olson is a partner at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. He was US solicitor general from 2001-2004 and assistant attorney general from 1981-1984. Olson has argued 60 cases before the Supreme Court, 75 percent of them successfully. Some of the most significant cases include Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, and the challenge to California’s Proposition 8. He serves on the Council of the Administrative Conference and on the boards of the Reagan Presidential Foundation and the National Center for State Courts. Olson has received several prestigious awards. He made Time magazine’s Time 100 list and was one of Huffington Post’s 100 Game Changers.

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By June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule in the marriage equality cases coming out of Kentucky, Michigan,... See more
Facing the 2016 election and anticipating well over $1 billion raised to fund campaign coffers, is this the way to run... See more
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile... See more
As the Supreme Court wraps its term, a team of legal experts debates the big decisions, partisanship on the Court, and... See more
Ted Olson and David Boies are best-known for their adversarial roles in the landmark case, Bush v. Gore. Now, however,... See more
What kinds of election and finance reforms do we really need to preserve the integrity of our democracy? See more

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