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Horizontal and Vertical Federalism with State Solicitors General

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

555 Mission Street

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San Francisco, CA 94105

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Please join the San Francisco Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for a discussion on horizontal and vertical federalism issues with Lawrence VanDyke, Solicitor General of Nevada, and Ed DuMont, Solicitor General of California. They will discuss important cases before the Supreme Court and the federal courts, including Hyatt III can a sovereign state be haled into another state’s courts without its consent?), Gamble v. United States (should the Court overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause?), and Missouri v. California (does California's regulation of shelled eggs violate the Commerce Clause?). They will also have time to field questions regarding other important federalism cases, such as Murphy v. NCAA and the sanctuary cities litigation percolating across the country.

Lawrence VanDyke, Solicitor General of Nevada

As Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke serves as the chief appellate and legal issues attorney for the State of Nevada, and as a legal advisor to the Attorney General. He is supported in that role by the Office of the Solicitor General, including a Deputy Solicitor General and Assistant Solicitors General. Prior to his appointment as Nevada's Solicitor General, Lawrence VanDyke served in a similar role as the Solicitor General of Montana, and before that as an Assistant Solicitor General in Texas. Before that, he practiced as a constitutional and appellate attorney in the national law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

VanDyke graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He and his wife Cheryl have three children.

Edward DuMont, Solicitor General of California

Edward DuMont became Solicitor General of California on January 6, 2014. Under the leadership of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the Solicitor General serves as the chief appellate lawyer for the state Department of Justice, overseeing both civil and criminal appeals and seeking to maintain consistent excellence in the Department’s appellate practice.

DuMont received his BA from Yale College in 1983 and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1986. After clerking for Judge Richard Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he practiced tax and corporate law with a private firm in New York City. Between 1992 and 2001 he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States at the U.S. Department of Justice, and in an acting capacity as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. From 2001 to 2013 he returned to private practice in Washington, DC,
helping lead the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation group of a national law firm. During his career he has argued 20 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and Riley v. California.


Tickets are $10 for current members of the Federalist Society, $15 for non-members. Admission is free for students. Please RSVP by noon on September 27 either through EventBrite or by remitting payment by PayPal to joerrose@gmail.com or by Venmo to @Joseph-Rose-13.

1.0 hours of MCLE credit will be available.

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