News & Insights  |  Press Releases

Practice Areas


Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

Wiley Rein & Fielding Attorney Selected as Supreme Court Clerk

June 12, 2006

Wiley Rein & Fielding is pleased to announce that William S. Consovoy, an associate in the firm's Communications and Appellate Practices, has been chosen to serve as a law clerk to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court.  With his selection, Mr. Consovoy joins a distinguished cadre of WRF litigators that includes six former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and more than 40 attorneys who have served as clerks in federal and state courts across the country. 

Prior to joining WRF, Mr. Consovoy clerked on the Arlington Circuit Court and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Currently he counsels clients on federal regulatory issues, including compliance with the Cable Act, Telecommunications Act and the Copyright Act.  Mr. Consovoy also litigates complex federal jurisdiction, preemption and state law issues raised in ongoing state and federal litigation and appeals. 

Mr. Consovoy will begin his clerkship with the start of either the 2007 or 2008 Supreme Court term.