Ex-Wisconsin SG to Head Troutman Sanders’ Supreme Court Group

Feb. 15, 2019, 5:13 PM

Misha Tseytlin, the former solicitor general of Wisconsin, has joined Troutman Sanders in Chicago as head of its national appellate and Supreme Court practice.

Tseytlin helped found the Wisconsin SG’s office in 2015 and while there, secured two high-profile Supreme Court wins in Murr v. Wisconsin and Gill v. Whitford.

During his time in the SG’s office, Tseytlin ruffled some political feathers by taking on what some called partisan cases challenging federal laws including the Clean Air Act and the Affordable Care Act.

“The entire ACA should fall,” Tseytlin told a federal judge in Texas last year.

“Misha is a nationally-renowned appellate advocate and has led many high-profile and high-stakes appeals across the country. We welcome him to our Chicago office and look forward to working together on behalf of our clients,” Bill Withrow, managing partner of Troutman Sanders’ in Chicago, said in a statement.

Tseytlin noted in a statement that he enjoys “the challenge of looking at a case with a fresh perspective and helping colleagues correct course as necessary.” He added that this “type of practice is important in today’s legal environment.”

Prior to working at the SG’s office, Tseytlin worked at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

Troutman Sanders has more than 650 attorneys practicing in 12 offices located throughout the United States.

To contact the reporter on this story: Melissa Heelan Stanzione in Washington at mstanzione@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rebekah Mintzer at rmintzer@bloomberglaw.com

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