George Conway is an American lawyer and activist. Conway withdrew his name from consideration when President Donald Trump was considering him for the job of Solicitor General of the United States and a position as an associate attorney general overseeing the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice.
The father of George Conway was an electrical engineer who worked for Raytheon. His mother was a Philippine-born organic chemist. Conway was raised in a suburb of Boston and received his high school diploma in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
William A. Haseltine acted as Conway’s faculty advisor at Harvard College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1984. He graduated from Yale Law School with his Juris Doctor three years later, during which time he served as president of the school’s Federalist Society chapter and editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Conway worked for Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as a law clerk in 1987 and 1988. Conway began working with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in September 1988.
In January 1994, he was made a partner of the company in the litigation department, earning a million dollars annually. Conway’s practice specialized in antitrust, contracts, securities, mergers & acquisitions, and litigation. Wachtell Lipton reported average partner profits of $5.8 million in 2016.
In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on November 9, 2018, Conway and Neal Katyal questioned the legality of Trump’s selection of Matthew Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions was ousted. In order to nominate Whitaker, Trump relied on the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (FVRA), which grants the president the authority to make temporary appointments.
Conway and Katyal contended that trying to utilize the FVRA to circumvent the express language of the Constitution, which mandates that the Senate must approve any nominees who report directly to the president, was a mistake.
Conway stated in The Washington Post that if the pertinent witnesses are not permitted to testify during the Senate Trump impeachment trial, Trump’s supporters will suffer because of “the very evidence they sought to suppress.”
This statement was made in response to the first attempt to remove Donald Trump from office. Conway and Neal K. Katyal wrote in The New York Times, “There is only one plausible explanation for this behaviour: [McConnell] is afraid of the truth.”
This was in response to Senator Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to subpoena John Bolton in a Senate impeachment trial. What defence could there possibly be if Mr Bolton, a key witness who other witnesses have stated was extremely concerned about the stoppage of military aid to Ukraine, is not heard?
What is George Conway net worth?
According to most credible sources, George Conway’s net worth is $39 million. Conway has been given consideration for a few positions at the US Department of Justice. He was a candidate for the position of Solicitor General in January 2017. Noel Francisco was chosen to fill the position.