J. Michael Luttig

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J. Michael Luttig, who has served the past 15 years as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, based in Richmond, Virginia, announced May 10, 2006, that he is resigning immediately to be senior vice president and general counsel of the Chicago-based Boeing Company. [1]

Luttig, considered as a Supreme Court candidate by President George W. Bush, will replace Douglas Bain, who is retiring, as general counsel. [2]

Luttig was nominated April 23, 1991, by President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a new seat created by 104 Statute 5089. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1991, and received commission on August 2, 1991. [3]

Professional Career

  • Assistant counsel, Office of the President of the United States (1981-1982)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1982-1983)
  • Law clerk, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court of the United States (1983-1984)
  • Special assistant to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of United States (1984-1985)
  • Private practice, Washington, DC (1985-1989)
  • Principal deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (1989-1990)
  • Assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1991)
  • Counselor to the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1991)

Education

  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1976
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981

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