Patrick F. Philbin (Lawyer) Bio, Age, Wife, Education, Trump Impeachment, Salary, Net Worth

Patrick F. Philbin

Patrick Philbin Biography

This is what you need to know about Patrick F. Philbin, the American lawyer currently serving as Deputy Counsel to the President and Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of White House Counsel in the Donald J. Trump administration. Previously, he served as a political appointee in the Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration.

Patrick Philbin Age

Details about Philbin’s date of birth are not known. This information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Patrick Philbin Wife

Philbin is a married man but little is known about his wife. He has managed to keep his personal information away from the public eye.

Patrick Philbin Salary 

Philbin has not revealed his financial details making it difficult to know how much salary he receives. 

Patrick Philbin Net Worth

Philbin has an approximate net worth that ranges between $100- $1K U.S dollars. 

Patrick Philbin Education

Philbin graduated from Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a B.A. holder from Yale University class of 1989, a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1992), and a diploma in legal studies from the University of Cambridge.

He has worked for Republican administrations. Philbin has written a note in the Harvard Law Review regarding the specialty requirement in the medieval action of covenant.

Patrick Philbin Career

First, Philbin was a law clerk for Federal Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman. In the next job, he worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Following his clerkship, he entered private practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Philbin served as a political appointee in the Department of Justice during the Bush Administration, first as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003 and then as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General from 2003 to 2005.

Philbin was one of the lawyers who helped counsel President Bush that as head of the United States’ Government executive branch, the president had the authority to charge Guantanamo captives before military commissions.

According to James Comey, the then-Acting Attorney General, Philbin was present in March 2004 when he rushed to John Ashcroft’s hospital bed to try to prevent other Bush officials from persuading the very sick Attorney General to reverse Comey’s decision as Acting Attorney General to not approve the renewal of the controversial warrantless wiretap program during the war on terror.

According to Comey Philbin’s career suffered when he supported Comey’s intervention to prevent Gonzales from abusing Ashcroft. Vice President Dick Cheney blocked the anticipated appointment of Philbin to the position of Principal Deputy Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General.

Subsequently, Philbin returned to private practice by joining the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a partner focusing on appellate litigation, complex litigation, and data security.

He was appointed in 2019, as Deputy Counsel to the President and Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of White House Counsel in the Trump Administration. In 2020, Philbin was appointed to the defense team that represents President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

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