Ken has been Managing Partner of the firm since June 2009 and is a leading member of Mayer Brown’s prominent Supreme Court & Appellate Practice. Ken has held several leadership positions at Mayer Brown. Most recently he was vice-chairman of the firm, and prior to that appointment he served as the Partner-in-Charge of our Washington DC office where he successfully led the office through a period of rapid expansion. Ken was a member of the firm’s prior governing body, the Policy & Planning Committee, starting in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, Ken served as Deputy Solicitor General of the US Department of Justice (1979–1986) and as Assistant to the DOJ’s Solicitor General (1975–1979). Described by Chambers USA as “a standout lawyer in a very talented group . . . extremely experienced and seasoned, with superb judgment.” Ken has written or edited some 300 briefs and certiorari petitions and argued more than 40 cases before the US Supreme Court.