Noel Francisco, '96: Trump Announces as Solicitor General Pick

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco to permanently fill that position Tuesday night.

Francisco, who most recently hails from the law firm Jones Day, has been working on the re-launch of the President's travel ban executive order. At Jones Day he worked with Donald McGahn, the current White House counsel, and is one of several Jones Day alumni currently serving in the Trump administration.
"Noel is an incredibly gifted appellate advocate, I've worked with him a lot," said Mike Carvin, who has worked with Francisco for many years at Jones Day. "He is as easy to work with as he is persuasive to the courts., He can advance controversial issues without annoying the other side and even people who disagree with him in principal uniformly like him as a person."