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Schimel adds deputy solicitor general

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has hired a new deputy solicitor general.

Schimel announced Monday that he had appointed the Appleton native Sopen Shah to the position.

Shah earned her law degree from Yale University Law School in 2015. She was a law clerk for Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Debra Ann Livingston and then-district court Judge Amul Thapar on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, who now sits on the Sixth Circuit.

Before going to law school, Shah was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and a financial analyst for Bloomberg in Washington, D.C., where she appeared on TV and the radio to comment on the defense sector.

Wisconsin’s Office of the Solicitor General represents the State of Wisconsin before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the federal appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The office is headed up by Solictor General Misha Tseytlin.

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