Dan Schweitzer is the Director and Chief Counsel of the National Association of Attorneys General’s Center for Supreme Court Advocacy. Since joining NAAG in February 1996, his principal responsibility has been to assist state appellate litigators who appear before the United States Supreme Court. Toward this end, Mr. Schweitzer organizes and participates in moot courts, edits about 40-50 state briefs filed each year in the Court, edits the biweekly Supreme Court Report, and provides strategic and technical assistance to state Attorney General offices. Prior to joining NAAG, Mr. Schweitzer was a litigator at a private law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1986) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1989).
Among Mr. Schweitzer’s publications are How to Write a Successful Brief in Opposition: A Guide for State Lawyers (NAGTRI 2019); How to Write a Successful Cert Petition: A Guide for State Lawyers (NAGTRI 2019); U.S. Supreme Court Brief Writing Style Guide, 19 J. of App. Practice & Process 129 (2018); The Law of Preemption (NAGTRI 2011); Frustrated with Preemption: Why Courts Should Rarely Displace State Law Under the Doctrine of Frustration Preemption, 65 N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law 585 (2010) (with Kevin O. Leske); and Fundamentals of Preparing a United States Supreme Court Amicus Brief, 5 J. of App. Practice & Process 523 (2003).
Mr. Schweitzer is a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute.