Gibson Dunn partner Ted Olson is best known in legal circles as a former solicitor general and preeminent Supreme Court litigator who is currently working on the challenge to California’s Proposition 8 as it makes its way to the high court’s steps.
But Olson has taking another high-profile role this fall: that of Vice President Joe Biden.
GOP veep nominee Paul Ryan has tapped Olson to mimic Biden during debate preparations, according to the Washington Post. Ryan’s campaign spokesman Brendan Buck told the Post that Olson “one of the most skilled, intelligent and successful litigators in America — just the kind of opponent needed to prepare the congressman for Mr. Biden.”
For on the Prop 8 challenge, which is being led by Olson and David Boies as it makes its way closer to the U.S. Supreme Court, see the Lawyers USA story: “Gay marriage case one step away from Supreme Court’s door.”