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Noah Purcell
Noah Purcell was appointed Washington State Solicitor General in 2013. In that role he has represented the
State in some of its most important appellate matters in state and federal courts, including arguing for the State
in Washington v. Trump, the State’s successful challenge
to the President’s  rst travel ban Executive Order. Prior
to becoming Solicitor General, Noah was in private practice at Perkins Coie in Seattle, where he specialized
in constitutional law, election law, and antitrust issues. He had previously served in the Department of Homeland Security Of ce of General Counsel, where he worked on a range of security and immigration issues. Noah is a Seattle native and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a Masters in Economics from University College Dublin. He received his law degree at Harvard, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Noah then served as a law clerk to Judge David Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and to Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court. Noah lives in Seattle with his wife, Jasmin, and their two young children.
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