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Michael H. Park

Michael Hun Park is a partner at Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC and a nominee to be a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Michael H. Park
Personal details
EducationPrinceton University (AB)
Yale Law School (JD)


Early life and careerEdit

Park earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2001, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal.[1] After graduating from law school, Park served as a law clerk to then-Judge Samuel Alito of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then again clerked for him after Alito became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 2008–2009 term.[2] At the latter clerkship, he was a co-clerk with Andy Oldham.

Park was an attorney-advisor in the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, and then was a partner at Dechert.[3][4] Since 2015 he has practiced as a name partner at the boutique litigation firm Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC.[5][6][7] In 2016, he represented the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in its effort to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.[8] He is an adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School, where he teaches the Supreme Court Clinic.[9]

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society, the Board of Directors of Operation Exodus Inner City, and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Nomination to court of appealsEdit

On October 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Park to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.[7] If confirmed, Park would be the second Asian Pacific American and the first Korean American to serve on the Second Circuit.[citation needed] On November 13, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Park to the seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated by Judge Gerard E. Lynch, who took senior status on December 31, 2016.[10] His nomination is currently pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Personal lifeEdit

Park is a member of the Federalist Society.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Masthead-Board of editors". Yale Law Journal. 2000–2001. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Confirmation Hearing on the Nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate. Diane Publishing. 2006. p. 1026. ISBN 9781422332429. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel, Vol 32, 2008". United States Department of Justice. 2014. p. iv. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Press release: Dechert's Michael H. Park Named Among 'Best Lawyers Under 40' by National Asian Pacific American Bar Association" (PDF). Dechert. November 19, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Lat, David (May 28, 2015). "Prominent Young Partners Leave Biglaw For A High-Powered Boutique". Above The Law. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "AABANY in the News". Asian American Bar Association of New York. 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Eighteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Thirteenth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees". October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ Margolies, Dan (June 12, 2016). "Kansas Retains High-Powered Law Firm In Planned Parenthood Battle". Junction City Post. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Legal Clinic – Supreme Court". Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Twenty Six Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, November 13, 2018
  11. ^ "Michael H. Park bio". The Federalist Society. Retrieved October 11, 2018.

Select publicationsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Bio, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC
  • Bio, National Review