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Former Wisconsin solicitor general lands at national firm

Wisconsin’s former – and hitherto only — solicitor general has landed a new job at a large law firm.

Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin took office Nov. 30 and, among other things, is representing the state of Wisconsin in some cases against the federal government. (Staff Photo by Kevin Harnack)

Misha Tseytlin (File Photo by Kevin Harnack)

Misha Tseytlin recently joined the Chicago office of the Atlanta-based firm Troutman Sanders as a partner. Tseytlin was appointed in 2015 by former Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to oversee the state’s five-person Office of the Solicitor General. The office was set up by the state’s 2015-2017 budget specifically to handle appellate litigation.

The Solicitor General’s office was eliminated late last year by legislation Walker signed in a lame-duck session in December called by Republican lawmakers in response to his loss to Tony Evers.

At Troutman Sanders, Tseytlin leads the firm’s national and U.S. Supreme Court practice. Troutman Sanders has 650 attorneys and 12 offices throughout the country.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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