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Former Supreme Court Clerk Jack Millman Rejoins Holwell Shuster & Goldberg


New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP announced today that Jack Millman, a former associate at the firm and former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has rejoined HSG. Jack joins three other HSG lawyers who previously clerked at the Supreme Court: Gregory Dubinsky, Vincent Levy, and Daniel Sullivan.

“Jack is a widely recognized talent who further deepens our roster of appellate advocates with experience at the highest levels of the judicial system,” said Richard Holwell, co-founder of HSG and former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. “His experience at federal circuit courts, the Supreme Court, and in private practice will be invaluable to clients at all stages of their legal disputes. We are delighted to welcome him back.”

Jack clerked on the Supreme Court during the 2020-21 term, Justice Thomas’ 30th on the Court. He adds to an HSG appellate practice that includes not only former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy (Dubinsky), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Levy), and Justice Antonin Scalia (Sullivan), but also former appellate jurists and clerks to the highest courts in Canada and Israel. Judge Holwell sat by designation in multiple federal circuits during his tenure as a federal district judge, and Justice James McGuire (ret.) served as an associate justice in the First Judicial Department of the Appellate Division (New York’s intermediate appellate court). 

“HSG is a special environment, blending top-flight advocacy with exceptional collegiality,” said Jack. “It was already a great firm when I left in 2019, but in my time away, HSG has solidified its reputation as go-to counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes. I am excited to contribute to our clients’ success, especially before appellate courts.”

Jack returns to HSG as an associate from Jones Day, where he practiced as an appellate litigator following his clerkship with Justice Thomas. He previously clerked for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Edward Earl Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to his time at HSG, he practiced at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

HSG’s appellate group drafted an amicus brief at the Supreme Court for a bipartisan group of senators in the closely watched political gerrymandering case of Gill v. Whitford, which was quoted in two separate opinions by Justice Elena Kagan. In more recent federal appeals, the firm has represented an individual appealing an insider trading conviction raising novel questions under the federal wire fraud statute and an insurer in a case against ExxonMobil on the enforceability of an ADR contract provision.

Jack received his J.D., summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he is now an adjunct professor. He served as a captain in the New York and Ohio Army National Guards (2006-2019) and received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Afghanistan in 2012.

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