June 29, 2006

Congrats to Peter Keisler!

We here at CFJ congratulate Peter Keisler for his appointment to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Here is some info on Mr. Keisler:

Peter Keisler was sworn in as the Civil Division's Assistant Attorney General on July 1, 2003. Prior to that, he served as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General and Acting Associate Attorney General. He joined the Department on June 24, 2002.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Keisler was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (formerly Sidley & Austin). He specialized in general and appellate litigation and telecommunications law, and has argued before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal Courts of Appeals. He also served as Associate Counsel to the President during the Reagan Administration, and as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Robert H. Bork of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Mr. Keisler graduated magna cum laude from Yale College in 1981, and earned his law degree from the Yale Law School in 1985. He and his wife, Susan, have three children: Sydelle, Alexander, and Philip.

Peter D. Keisler
: October 13, 1960 Hempstead, New York
Legal Residence: Maryland
Marital Status: Married Susan Keisler, three children
Education: 1977 - 1981 Yale College B.A. degree magna cum laude, 1982 - 1985 Yale Law School J.D. degree
Bar: 1985 Pennsylvania, 1989 District of Columbia
Experience: 1985 - 1986 The Honorable Robert H. Bork, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Law Clerk
1986 - 1988 Executive Office of the President, Office of the Counsel to the President, Assistant Counsel (1986 - 1987), Associate Counsel to the President (1987 - 1988)
1988 - 1989 The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, Law Clerk
1989 - 2002 Sidley Austin LLP, Associate (1989 - 1993), Partner (1993 - 2002)
2002 - Present United States Department of Justice, Acting Associate Attorney General (2002 - 2003), Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General (2002 - 2003), Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division (2003 - Present)