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John Elwood John Elwood (above right) outside the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

John Elwood, a former law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy and an alum of the U.S. solicitor general’s office, will head Arnold & Porter’s appellate and Supreme Court practice, continuing a “musical chairs” shuffle at the top echelons of the Supreme Court bar.

Known for his rare ability to make analysis of the Supreme Court fun to read, Elwood replaces Lisa Blatt, who left to head Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and appellate practice in February. She succeeded Kannon Shanmugam, who went to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to launch its Supreme Court and appellate team.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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