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"Vinson & Elkins Snags Elwood for Its Appellate Practice":
The BLT has a news story about the new job of our co-blogger John Elwood. It begins:
  Houston-based Vinson & Elkins is the latest big law firm to beef up its D.C. appellate practice by hiring a former Supreme Court law clerk and respected alum of the solicitor general's office. An announcement is due soon that it has hired John Elwood, an eight-year veteran of the Bush Administration Justice Department, to start on Monday as a partner in the D.C. office.
  Elwood, 42, clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 1996-1997 term. After working at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin and then Baker Botts, he joined the Justice Department's criminal division in 2001, moving to the SG's office in 2002. After arguing five cases before the high court, he moved to the Office of Legal Counsel, and by the time he left on Inauguration Day in 2009, he was the senior deputy in that office.
Anon21:
Perhaps "ostensible co-blogger" would be a bit more apt. When was the last time Mr. Elwood actually posted here?
9.26.2009 2:13pm
Mark N. (www):

Perhaps "ostensible co-blogger" would be a bit more apt. When was the last time Mr. Elwood actually posted here?

He seems to post semi-frequently, almost exclusively on the release of OLC memos. Here's a post from last week, and one from three weeks ago.
9.26.2009 2:38pm
Anon21:
He seems to post semi-frequently, almost exclusively on the release of OLC memos. Here's a post from last week, and one from three weeks ago.

My colorblindness and his first initial had rendered both of those as contributions from Jim Lindgren. I see my mistake now.
9.26.2009 3:47pm
Barbara Skolaut (mail):
Cool - congrats to Mr. Elwood. (Or maybe to Vinson for "snagging" him.)
9.26.2009 4:46pm
Snarky McSnarkalot:
Baker Botts/Miller Cassidy couldn't get him to come back? How embarrassing.
9.26.2009 6:06pm
CVMe:
Miller Cassidy no longer exists, so no embarrassment there.
9.26.2009 11:22pm
Passing through (mail):
John Elwood is an outstanding lawyer and a very funny man. V+E is very lucky to get him. As for the status of the appellate practice at Baker Botts, watch Monday's or Tuesday's news cycle.
9.27.2009 8:22am

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