In high school I was known as … Quarterback of the football team. Just kidding. A nerd, obviously.
— Kannon Shanmugam, chair of the Supreme Court and appellate practice group at Paul Weiss, in response to one of 10 personal questions from Reuters. Shanmugam is also a huge Taylor Swift fan (her music is his “guilty pleasure”), a math wizard (he was the “eight-time Kansas state math champion,” and yet he still “miscalculat[es] due dates for briefs”), and says he would’ve been a sportswriter if he weren’t a lawyer.
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