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Todd specializes in appellate litigation and most recently served as the first Solicitor General for the District of Columbia. He led teams that filed hundreds of briefs and presented hundreds of oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals. These cases involved diverse areas of the law, and included high-profile matters of national importance. President Barack Obama nominated Todd for the D.C. Court of Appeals in 2014.

Awards & Recognition

  • Two-time winner of National Association of Attorneys General Supreme Court Best Brief Award.
  • Three-time winner of the D.C. Attorney General’s award for Outstanding Head of a Division.
  • Three-time winner of the U.S. Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Award.
  • Winner of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Gold Medal for Exceptional Service.


  • Harvard Law School, 1997, J.D., magna cum laude 
  • Harvard College, 1994, A.B., Biology, magna cum laude 

  • District of Columbia
  • California

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit

  • Lawyers Club of Washington, Member 
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member 
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington D.C., Member 
  • D.C. Bar, Member and Instructor, "Fundamentals of Practice Before the D.C. Court of Appeals"

  • Honorable Judith Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit