Loren L. AliKhan, Esq.,, is the Solicitor General of the District of Columbia. In this role, she has handled over 1,800 appeals in the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She also represents the District’s interests nationally through multistate litigation and amicus curiae briefs. Before joining the D.C. Office of the Attorney General in 2013, Ms. AliKhan was a litigator with O’Melveny & Myers LLP. During her tenure, she had an extensive pro bono practice and assisted with the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic at Harvard Law School and the legal writing program at Yale Law School.
Ms. AliKhan served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Temple Bar Scholar in London, England, where she worked with Lord David Hope of Craighead on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Ms. AliKhan is the recipient of several awards, including the National Association of Attorneys General’s prestigious “Senior Staff of the Year” award in December 2020.
Ms. AliKhan graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.