Andrew Oldham is President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from Texas.
Age: 39 (approximate)
Current Position: General Counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Texas
- B.A., University of Virginia (2001), highest honors
- M.Phil., University of Cambridge (2002), first class
- J.D., Harvard Law School (2005), magna cum laude
Judicial Clerkships: Judge David Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2005-2006); Associate Justice Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court (2008-2009)
- 2006-2008: Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice (Washington, DC)
- 2009-2012: Associate, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel (Washington, DC)
- 2012-2015: Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas (Austin, TX)
- 2015-January 2018: Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Texas (Austin, TX)
- January 2018: General Counsel, Office of the Governor, State of Texas (Austin, TX)
- As Deputy Solicitor General, Mr. Oldham appeared twice before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the State of Texas.
- Mr. Oldham has been actively involved in representing the State of Texas in its opposition to a 2014 Executive Action on immigration, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (“DAPA”), and the expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”).
- Mr. Oldham is a frequent speaker and panelist for The Federalist Society.