Former United States Deputy Attorney General

Donald Ayer is the former Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush and Principal Deputy Solicitor General under Solicitor General Charles Fried. Prior to these roles, he served as U.S. Attorney in Sacramento and Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco. Ayer has been an appellate lawyer for forty years, and has taught a course in Supreme Court Advocacy at several law schools, including Duke, Stanford, NYU, and Georgetown, where he is presently teaching.