Andrew Oldham serves as General Counsel to Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In that capacity, he advises the Governor on a range of issues under federal and state law, manages litigation in which the Governor is an interested party, and serves as a frequent lecturer on matters involving the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, administrative law, federal courts, and federalism. Oldham previously served as then-Attorney General Abbott’s Deputy Solicitor General, where he represented Texas in federal courts across the country, including twice before the United States Supreme Court.Before dedicating his expertise to the State of Texas, Oldham was an attorney at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel (now Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick) in Washington, D.C. His practice focused on appellate litigation in federal courts of appeals throughout the country.
Oldham holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia with highest honors, an M. Phil., first class (with distinction), from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School magna cum laude. He earned numerous academic scholarships and honors, including the Truman Scholarship, the Jefferson Scholarship, the Temple Bar Scholarship, and Phi Beta Kappa.