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Perspectives Series: Allyson Ho, former Special Assistant to the President

Fri April 4, 2008 at LBJ School Student Lounge

Allyson Ho
Allyson Ho


The Center for Politics and Governance hosted  Allyson Ho, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. Ms. Ho spoke about her experience in the White House as well as her role as a counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft and Law Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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Ms. Ho served from 2005 to 2006 as special assistant to President George W. Bush and from 2004 to 2005 as counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft. At the White House, her portfolio of issues included all areas of legal policy, from tort reform to immigration. At the Justice Department, she focused on immigration enforcement and received an award from the attorney general for exceptional service.

Following graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law in 2000, Ms. Ho served as a law clerk to the honorable Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit until 2001, and as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court from 2002-2003. Ms. Ho was previously an assistant professor of English at Asbury College.

Currently, Ms. Ho is an associate at Baker Botts LLP in Dallas, Texas. She focuses on appellate and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Ho has substantial experience in constitutional, appellate, and civil litigation against the federal government, and has also litigated in matters involving contract disputes, antitrust law, and class actions.

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