Michelle Kallen, the former Solicitor General of Virginia, is a partner in Jenner & Block's Supreme Court and appellate practice. She helps clients navigate complex matters before federal and state appellate courts. Michelle regularly files briefs and litigates matters in the US Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Eastern District of Virginia, and other state and federal courts. She achieved notable wins in these venues during her tenure in the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, including defending the Commonwealth against challenges to its COVID-19 response. Michelle also served as lead counsel in the Commonwealth’s election matters and in litigation to certify and publish the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
Michelle’s past public service includes serving as Special Litigation Counsel in the US House of Representatives, representing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol in litigation. She successfully defended the Committee against attempts to block subpoenas for phone records and an effort to compel testimony from 16 lawmakers and congressional staffers.