Ex-Big Law Partner Hampton Dellinger Tapped for Key DOJ Post

June 18, 2021, 10:51 PM

President Joe Biden plans to nominate former Boies Schiller partner Hampton Dellinger to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy, the White House said on Friday.

The office serves “as the primary policy advisor to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General,” according to the Justice Department’s website. The office also helps coordinate judicial nominations.

If confirmed by the Senate, Dellinger would lead the office as an assistant attorney general.

It “will be an honor to work” on “behalf of all Americans,” Dellinger tweeted shortly after the announcement.

The North Carolina resident left Boies Schiller in November, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He previously worked as deputy attorney general in the North Carolina DOJ and as chief legal counsel in the governor’s office. He’s the son of former acting U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, who served under President Bill Clinton.

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