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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, center, accompanied by her husband, George, speaks with members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Union Station in Washington, the day before Trump's inauguration. Trump has chosen George Conway to head the civil division of the Justice Department. The Wall Street Journal reports that he was chosen to head the office that has responsibility for defending the administration's proposed travel ban and defending lawsuits filed against the administration. The White House and the Justice Department would not confirm the pick Saturday, March 18, 2017. George Conway declined to comment. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump is expected to tap Kellyanne Conway's husband for a key DOJ role


President Donald Trump is expected to nominate White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband to lead the Department of Justice's civil division, CNN reports.

The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. 

If confirmed, George Conway, who is a corporate lawyer, would lead a division that's tasked with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination. 

George Conway is currently a partner at the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The firm's website notes that he has extensive experience in litigation involving securities, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and antitrust cases. 

In his 28 years at the firm, George Conway has represented a number of high-profile clients including the National Football League and the cigarette giant Philip Morris, according to CNN. 

ABC News reports that George Conway was also part of the legal team that represented a former Arkansas state employee who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. 

 The employee, Paula Jones, took her lawsuit all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

They eventually reached an out-of-court settlement, with Clinton agreeing to pay her $860,000 to drop the lawsuit. 

Paula Jones
Paula Jones

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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