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NAAG Welcomes Supreme Court Fellows for Spring Term

The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives deputy and assistant attorneys general an opportunity for direct and rigorous exposure to the practices of the U.S. Supreme Court. This hands-on experience allows selected attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General to come to Washington, D.C. for several months during the Court’s argument session. During this time, they watch oral arguments, participate in moot courts, prepare an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case, and draft the biweekly Supreme Court Report. The following two fellows are working with NAAG Supreme Court counsel from March until the end of June:

Seth Goldstein is a deputy attorney general in the Government Law Section of the California Office of Attorney General. In this role, he litigates and advises clients in various areas of law including constitutional law, election law, public finance, and contract law. He also prepares titles and summaries for ballot measures, analyzes legislation, and represents the state of California in matters before state and federal courts. Seth has held this position since 2007. Before joining the Office of Attorney General, he was a law clerk for the Honorable J. William Brammer with the Arizona Court of Appeals. In his spare time, Seth enjoys travel, books, sports, and spending time outdoors, particularly hiking and camping. He received his bachelor’s in history from Pomona College and his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Gregory McHugh is adeputy attorney general in the Banking, Insurance & Insurance Fraud Section of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. In this capacity, he provides counseling and representation to New Jersey’s banking regulatory officials within the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. These responsibilities include providing oral and written advice concerning state and federal banking laws, revising proposed rules to strengthen regulatory effectiveness, and collaborating with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other regulatory agencies in joint actions. In addition, Greg often assists the Department throughout investigations concerning complex financial fraud. Finally, he litigates all phases of ensuing enforcement actions and defends any subsequent appeals. Greg’s hobbies include running, reading, sports and traveling. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and his J.D./M.B.A., magna cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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