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Clifford Sloan Returns to Skadden in Washington, D.C.

12/26/14

Clifford Sloan Returns to Skadden in Washington, D.C.


Former United States Department of State special envoy to Guantánamo Bay, Clifford Sloan, will return to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He will return beginning on January 1, according to a release from the firm.

Clifford Sloan Returns to Skadden in Washington, D.C.


Sloan will work as a partner in the firm's litigation group, focusing on intellectual property, complex litigation, constitutional law and appellate law issues. He will also handle cases involving risk management and global strategy.

Sloan was appointed by President Barack Obama back in July of 2013 to help in the process of shutting down the detention center in Guantánamo Bay. He helped in the negotiation of detainee transfers.

Sloan spoke with The New York Times earlier this week saying, "At this point, we're in a position to see a lot of progress. I'm strongly in favor of moving forward as promptly as we can on the president's commitment to close the facility."

Sloan originally joined Skadden in 2008. Prior to that he worked as general counsel of The Washington Post Company's internet subsidiary, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.

He also worked as the publisher of Slate Magazine from 2005 to 2008.

He has worked as associate counsel to President Bill Clinton and as assistant to the Solicitor General Kenneth Starr in the U.S. Department of Justice under President George H.W. Bush.

"Few lawyers combine Cliff Sloan's outstanding record in private practice, as a general counsel and in public service" said David M. Zornow in the press release. Zornow is the global head of Skadden's litigation and controversy practice. "Skadden is thrilled that he is returning to the firm."

Sloan earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He is a former adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School and American University's Washington College of Law.

Sloan has also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge J. Skelly Wright.

Summary: Former United States Department of State special envoy on Guantánamo Bay, Clifford Sloan, will return to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

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