Richard S. Cleary, Jr.

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Richard Cleary’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, government investigations, and criminal defense. 

Rich rejoined Williams & Connolly in 2020 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court.  He previously clerked for the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Richard J. Leon, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Rich graduated from Columbia Law School, where he served as Symposium Editor for the Columbia Law Review and received academic honors each year.  In 2018 and 2019, Rich served in the White House as Deputy Assistant Special Counsel to the President.  He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. 




Other Government Service

Deputy Assistant Special Counsel to the President, The White House, 2018-2019

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