Michael Dreeben '81, former U.S. Deputy Solicitor General, discusses his life in the law with Dean Kerry Abrams. From 1988 through 2019, Michael served in the Office of Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice, first as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and then as a Deputy Solicitor General. As Deputy Solicitor General from 1994 to 2019, he supervised the criminal docket for the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court and argued 105 cases before the Court. In June 2017, Michael was detailed to Office of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, where he served counselor to the Special Counsel in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of justice. In that capacity, he successfully represented the Special Counsel's Office in federal court against legal challenges to its authority. He is now a Distinguished Lecturer from Government at the Georgetown University Law Center.
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