Chris Michel

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Duration: 30 to 70 minutes

  • Chris Michel Ragan Training
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Attorney

    Chris Michel is an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the former director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush. Starting at the White House as an intern in 2003, he came to hold almost every position in the speechwriting office. He wrote or researched more than 500 presidential speeches, including five State of the Union addresses. At the end of Bush's second term, he moved to Dallas to assist President Bush with his presidential memoir, Decision Points, and a biography of his father, 41. He then attended law school at Yale and clerked for Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit and Chief Justice John G. Roberts. He practices law in Washington, D.C., and teaches constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters.