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Supreme Court Fellows Arrive for Fall 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 until mid-December:

Gregory Brown is a deputy attorney general in the Health, Education, and Welfare Section of the Civil Division at the California Office of the Attorney General. In this position, he represents the state in complex matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. Gregory also handles administrative and advisory practices for state agencies in the areas of health, education and welfare. Additionally, he advises and assists his colleagues with appellate briefs and moot courts. Gregory has been with the Office of Attorney General since 2008. He previously worked as an associate attorney in the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from Amherst College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Outside of the office, Gregory enjoys playing the bass guitar in local jazz and blues bands, hiking, tennis, traveling and reading.

Sookyoung Shin is an assistant attorney general in the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. In this role, she represents state agencies and officers in a wide range of substantive areas before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court. She also briefs and argues a wide variety of motions and oppositions in federal and state trial court. She has been with the office since 2005. She previously worked as a litigation associate in the Washington office of Kirkland and Ellis. Sookyoung received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Brown University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. In her spare time, Sookyoung teaches first-year legal research and writing at Boston University School of Law and also enjoys classical piano, tennis, traveling, and home decorating and renovation.

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GREGORY BROWN

SOOKYOUNG SHIN