WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced he has nominated Elizabeth Prelogar as Solicitor General at the Department of Justice.

Elizabeth Prelogar, Nominee for Solicitor General, Department of Justice

Elizabeth Prelogar began serving as the Acting Solicitor General at the U. S. Department of Justice in January 2021. Prelogar has focused her career on Supreme Court and appellate litigation. From 2014 to 2019, she served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General.  During her prior tenure at the Department of Justice, Prelogar was asked to serve on the Special Counsel’s Russia investigation and was an Assistant Special Counsel to Robert S. Mueller III. Prelogar has also spent time as a partner at Cooley LLP and an associate at Hogan Lovells, and she taught a course at Harvard Law School on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy. 

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Prelogar clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She then completed consecutive Supreme Court clerkships for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan. Prelogar previously completed a master’s degree in creative writing at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, earned her undergraduate degree in English and Russian from Emory University, and was a Fulbright Fellow in St. Petersburg, Russia. Born and raised in Idaho, Prelogar lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two sons.

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