Viet Dinh's firm aims for appellate big leagues with Clement hire

, The National Law Journal


When Viet Dinh left the Bush Justice Department in 2004, he started his own law firm and named it Bancroft, after Bancroft Place, the street in D.C. where he lived – and where his office would be. Dinh has since moved the firm to downtown office space, and on Monday he made a move that he hopes will put the firm in the big leagues of D.C. appellate and Supreme Court practices. He brought former solicitor general Paul Clement – one of the top Supreme Court advocates of his generation – into the firm as partner, after Clement's sudden resignation from King & Spalding.

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