Tiffany Wright Named Associate Counsel to President Joe Biden

May.19.2022

  • Orrick Senior Associate Tiffany Wright has joined the White House Counsel’s office as Associate Counsel to President Joe Biden.
  • A member of our Supreme Court and Appellate practice, Tiffany most recently served as an Orrick Fellow and Co-Director of Howard University School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic.
  • At Howard, she shaped more than a dozen amicus briefs, establishing a leading role in advancing legal arguments on issues such as qualified immunity and curbing racial bias in jury selection.

“Our nation will benefit from Tiffany’s leadership and passion for social justice,” said Josh Rosenkranz, head of Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. “She was a star at Orrick and made a significant impact as an Orrick Fellow through Howard University’s Civil Rights Clinic, an extraordinary program that is cultivating the next generation of appellate and civil rights lawyers. We look forward to seeing what Tiffany will accomplish on the national stage.”

“The fellowship at Howard gave me an incredible opportunity to become a leader in the civil rights appellate community,” Tiffany said. “None of this would have been possible without Orrick’s support. The fellowship undoubtedly prepared me for my next role … I am immensely grateful for the opportunity.”

Valerie Schneider, Howard University School of Law professor and director of the Clinical Law Center, added: “Our partnership with Orrick has been transformative for the Clinical Law Center.  With the support of Orrick, Professor Tiffany Wright increased our capacity to represent individuals, file amicus briefs, conduct SCOTUS moots and weigh in on some of the most important civil rights matters of our time.  I’m confident that Professor Wright will serve the country well in her position in the White House, and I look forward to following what I know will be an impressive career focused on service to civil rights causes.”

The National Bar Association last year recognized Tiffany as Best Advocate of the Year for her leadership and appellate work advancing social justice, and the National Law Journal also named her a 2021 DC Rising Star.