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Attorney General of Virginia

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Acting Solicitor General

The Office of Solicitor General represents the Commonwealth in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and federal circuit courts in non-capital cases that call into question the constitutionality of a state statute or that bear on sensitive policies of the Commonwealth. The Office also assists other Divisions of the Office of Attorney General with constitutional and appellate issues.

Photo of Michelle Kallen - Acting Solicitor General

Bio

Michelle Kallen serves as Acting Solicitor General. She was previously Deputy Solicitor General from 2018 to 2021. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Michelle spent seven years in private practice, most recently in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Michelle clerked for the Honorable Jane B. Stranch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and worked as a litigation associate in Simpson Thacher & Batlett's Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School.

 

 

 

 

Deputy Solicitor General

Photo of Brittany Record - Deputy Solicitor General

Bio

Brittany M. J. Record serves as Deputy Solicitor General. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Brittany clerked for the Honorable Justice Stephen G. Breyer and the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Brittany also spent a year in private practice and a year as the John Marshall Fellow in the Virginia Solicitor General’s Office. Prior to that, Brittany clerked for the Honorable Patricia Ann Millett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Brittany holds a bachelor's and master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

 

 

 

 

John Marshall Fellow

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Bio

Rohini Tashima serves as the John Marshall Fellow. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, she clerked for Judge Michael A. Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School.