Andrew Oldham, general counsel to Gov. Greg Abbott, will serve as liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission.

Oldham was appointed by Abbott, whom he advises on federal and state law issues. He currently manages litigation in which the governor is an interested party and is a lecturer on the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, administrative law, federal courts, and federalism.

Oldham’s history with Abbott includes serving as deputy solicitor general to the then-attorney general. In this role, he represented Texas in federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Mr. Oldham is a brilliantly talented lawyer and has experience at many levels of both state and federal governments,” said Commission Chair Harry M. Reasoner in a press release. “We look forward to his contributions on achieving access to justice in Texas.”

Oldham, previously with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C., practiced appellate litigation across the country. Prior to private practice, he served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Judge David B. Sentelle, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Oldham also was an attorney adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.