The Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Deputy AG nominee David Ogden on Thursday to distance himself from the views of those he represented in private practice, reviving a debate on how much weight to give a nominee's choice of clients. It's a key issue for Ogden, who has often represented controversial clients as a Wilmer partner. In contrast to AG Eric Holder Jr., whose Covington & Burling work included few appellate cases, Ogden's name has appeared on 20 briefs in Supreme Court cases that reached the merits since 2002.
Deputy AG Nominee Pressed About His Private Practice Clients
February 6, 2009