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William Pittard Joins Other Former General Counsels of the U.S. House of Representatives in Filing Brief as Amici Curiae.

Partner Bill Pittard, who served as Acting General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016 under Speaker Paul D. Ryan, has joined other former General Counsels in a brief of Amici Curiae. The brief, filed on April 16th, supports the authority of the courts to resolve the question of whether a President may assert “absolute immunity” to bar a former White House official from testifying pursuant to a congressional subpoena.

Bill Pittard and the other former General Counsels on the brief account for nearly four decades of service as General Counsels for the House, under both Republican and Democratic Speakers.

The case is Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn, No. 19-5331 (D.C. Cir.).  It will be heard by the full D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc.