Nationa Law Journal: Jenner & Block Appellate Chief Leaves Big Law to Teach and Advocate for Voting Rights


Paul Smith, who argued and won the historic U.S. Supreme Court gay rights case Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, is leaving his partnership at Jenner & Block to teach at Georgetown University Law Center and to litigate for voting rights and campaign reform at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit.

"I am thrilled to be joining the country's top legal shop fighting for our democracy," Smith said in a statement obtained by The National Law Journal late Tuesday. "Now, more than ever, we must commit to ensuring that every American can participate in choosing our elected officials and holding those officials accountable once they are in office. I'm looking forward to getting to work."

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