Olson Theodore Aif2020

Theodore Olson

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Theodore Olson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a founder of the firm’s crisis management, sports law, and appellate and constitutional law practice groups. He served as US solicitor general from 2001 to 2004 and assistant attorney general for the US Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel from 1981 to 1984. Olson has made 65 US Supreme Court arguments, including cases on the 2000 presidential election, campaign finance, same-sex marriage, state control and regulation of wagering on sports, and the legality of presidential rescission of DACA. A two-time recipient of the Department of Justice’s Edmund J. Randolph Award, he also received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and American Bar Association Medal.

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