Neal Katyal Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Trump and Lawyer

By | May 30, 2021

Neal Katyal Biography

Neal Katyal (Neal Kumar Katyal) an American lawyer and partner at Hogan Lovells famous as Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

He worked as Acting Solicitor General of the United States as of May 2010 to June 2011. He previously as well served as an attorney in the Solicitor General’s office as Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the U.S. Justice Department.

He is known to have argued more Supreme Court cases than any other minority group lawyer in American history. In 2017, American Lawyer Magazine named Neal Katyal its coveted Grand Prize Litigator of the Year for both the 2016 and 2017 years.

Neal Katyal Age

Katyal was born on March 12, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Neal Katyal Career

Katyal featured on The Colbert Report on July 26, 2006; June 17, 2008; and February 27, 2013. He then appeared on a 2015 episode of the US television drama House of Cards, portraying himself, and arguing before the Supreme Court on behalf of a US citizen maimed by a drone strike.

He endorsed President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in an op-ed to The New York Times. When that newspaper’s public editor criticized the op-ed for failing to disclose Neal Katyal had active cases being considered by the Court.

He responded that it would have been obvious he always has cases being heard by the Supreme Court. Katyal formally introduced Judge Gorsuch at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.

In addition to Gorsuch, Katyal also spoke highly of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In multiple tweets that were cited by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in favor of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Katyal praised Kavanaugh’s “credentials [and] hardworking nature,” and described his “mentoring and guidance” of female law clerks as “a model for all of us in the legal profession.”

Neal has as well described Kavanaugh as “very gracious” and “incredibly likable.” “It’s very hard for anyone who has worked with him, appeared before him, to frankly say a bad word about him,” Katyal observed during a July 2018 panel on Kavanaugh’s nomination sponsored by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank.

Neal Katyal Net Worth

Neal has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars.

Neal Katyal Education

Katyal joined Loyola Academy, a Jesuit Catholic school in Wilmette, Illinois. He later graduated from Dartmouth College in 1991, where he served as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Nu fraternity, and the Dartmouth Forensic Union. As of 1990 to 1991, serving as a member of the Dartmouth Forensic Union, Katyal reached the semi-final round of the National Debate Tournament, college’s national championship tournament.

He later joined Yale Law School. In law school, he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and studied under Bruce Ackerman and Akhil Amar, with whom he published articles in the law review and political opinion journals in 1995 and 1996. After graduating with his J.D. degree in 1995, Neal Katyal clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then-Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Neal Katyal Honors And Awards

Katyal earned the Edmund Randolph Award, the highest honor the Department can bestow on a civilian by The US Justice Department. The National Law Journal named him its runner-up for “Lawyer of the Year” in 2006 and in 2004 awarded him its Pro Bono award.

American Lawyer Magazine considered Katyal one of the top 50 litigators nationally. Washingtonian Magazine named him one of the 30 best living Supreme Court advocates; Legal Times (jointly owned by American Lawyer Media) profiled him as one of the “90 Greatest Lawyers over the Last 30 Years”.

Neal Katyal Family

Katyal was born to his parents Punjabi Hindu immigrant parents originally from India. His mother works as a pediatrician and his father, who was an engineer died in 2005.

Neal Katyal Sister

Katyal was raised up along with his sister, Sonia Katyal, who is as well an attorney and currently teaches law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Neal Katyal Wife

Katyal got married Joanna Rosen, a doctor of Jewish American heritage in 2001. His brother-in-law is Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University and legal affairs editor of The New Republic.

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