- J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law; Moot Court Board, Associate Justice and Disciplinary Chair
- B.A., Monmouth University
- Editor-in-Chief, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia Bar
- Virginia Bar
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits
- Supreme Court of Virginia
William S. ConsovoyPARTNER
Mr. Consovoy assists clients with the resolution of complex legal issues before the Supreme Court, federal appellate and trial courts, state courts and federal agencies. He has represented clients on a range of issues, including the First Amendment, the Commerce Clause, the Communications Act, the Voting Rights Act and the Federal Arbitration Act. Mr. Consovoy also is the co-director of the George Mason University School of Law Supreme Court Clinic. He is a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Chief Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Counsel for petitioner Abigail Fisher in Fisher v. University of Texas, a challenge to the university’s affirmative action policies that will be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012.
- Counsel for the Florida Department of State and Shelby County, Alabama in significant Voting Rights Act litigation.
- Counsel for the Florida Department of State in its federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking access to the SAVE program.
- Special counsel for the State of Colorado in Wood v. Milyard, a prisoner litigation case that was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012.
- Counsel for Verizon in the lead industry challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) order formally adopting “net neutrality” rules in response to the decision in Comcast v. FCC.
- Counsel for Coors Brewing in appeal challenging Puerto Rico’s beer tax as unconstitutional under the dormant Commerce Clause.
- Counsel for Verizon in various litigation involving enforcement of the Federal Arbitration Act.
- Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law (2005-Present).
- Co-Director, George Mason University School of Law Supreme Court Clinic (2011-Present).
- The Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.
HONORS & AWARDS
- Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Telecom and Broadcast Regulatory Law (2010-2012).
- Recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in Appellate Law (2013).
- Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Communications by Super Lawyers magazine (2013).