Noel Francisco Biography
Noel Francisco Bio
|Noel John Francisco was born on 21st August 1969. He is an American attorney and the current Solicitor General of the United States in the Donald Trump administration. He is the first Asian American confirmed by the United States Senate to hold the position.|
|Noel Francisco Age||Was born on 21st August 1969Syracuse, New York, U.S.|
|Noel Francisco Wife||Cynthia Francisco|
|Noel Francisco Children||Two daughters, including one adopted from Russia (Caroline Francisco)|
|Noel Francisco Political party||Republican|
|Noel Francisco Education||Brandeis University
University of Chicago (BA, JD)
|47th Solicitor General of the United States|
September 19, 2017
|Preceded by||Donald B. Verrilli Jr.|
January 23, 2017 – March 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Ian Heath Gershengorn(Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Wall (Acting)|
|Deputy Solicitor General of the United States|
January 23, 2017 – March 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Ian Heath Gershengorn|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Wall|
Noel Francisco Early life and education
Francisco was born in Syracuse, New York. His parents are Nemesio and Therese Francisco. Therese was originally from Oswego, New York and Nemesio immigrated from the Philippines to study medicine and became a doctor in Oswego.
Francisco spent his early childhood in Oswego and graduated from Oswego High School. He later joined Brandeis University for a year before transferring to the University of Chicago where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor with high honors in 1996 from the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, Francisco served as a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and then for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1997 term.
Noel Francisco Legal career Highlights
- Francisco began his legal career at Cooper, Carvin, & Rosenthal, now known as Cooper & Kirk. He was part of the legal team that worked for George W. Bush on the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election.
- In 2001, He was appointed as an Associate Counsel to President Bush in the Office of Counsel to the President.
- 2003 -2005 – Moved to the Office of Legal Counsel for the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice.
- In 2005, Francisco moved to the private sector, joining the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Jones Day, eventually becoming the chair of the firm’s Government Regulation Practice.
- 23rd January 2017 – Francisco left Jones Day after being appointed by President Donald Trump to the position of Principal Deputy Solicitor General for the United States. He served as the Acting Solicitor General from that date until March 10, 2017.
- On March 7, 2017, the White House announced Francisco’s nomination to the position of Solicitor General. The U.S. Senate confirmed him by a vote of 50–47 on September 19, 2017.
Noel Francisco to Replace Rod Rosenstein if he Resigns
With the resignation of Rachel Brand on February 8, 2018, Francisco became the third-ranking official in the Justice Department. After Rod Rosenstein’s potential firing on 24th September 2018, Francisco would become the acting deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General replacing Rod Rosenstein.
Noel Francisco Family
Francisco lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Cynthia Francisco, and their two daughters. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago-based Lumen Christi Institute. According to The Washington Post, Francisco adopted one of his daughters, Caroline, from Russia. She was born near Chechyna, and Francisco and his wife adopted her in 2002 while he was working in the Bush administration. The Post wrote at the time, “Caroline attended the East Room event and had her picture taken with her parents at the press secretary’s lectern. Francisco says he and his wife decided they liked international adoption ‘to show we’re citizens of the world.’”
Noel Francisco Selected publications and lectures
- Francisco, Noel; Burnham, James (May 2013). “Noel Canning v. NLRB–Enforcing Basic Constitutional Limits on Presidential Power.” Virginia L. Rev.. 99(1):17–29. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- Francisco, Noel J.; Burnham, James M. (October 3, 2016). “Time For A New Pleading Standard In Criminal Cases,” Forbes. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- Francisco, Noel; Cruz, Ted (October 30, 2007). Audio: “Ted Cruz and Noel Francisco on Medellin v. Texas”. University of Chicago Law School, the student chapter of the Federalist Society. Retrieved March 9, 2017.