Brian M. Boynton joined the Department of Justice on January 20, 2021 as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division. Prior to rejoining the Department, Mr. Boynton was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously served at the Department from late 2014 through early 2017, first as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel and then as a Counselor to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. Prior to that service, Mr. Boynton had been the Vice Chair of the Government and Regulatory Litigation Group at WilmerHale, where he practiced from 2002 through 2014. Mr. Boynton clerked for then-Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Judge Vaughn R. Walker at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Boynton graduated from Stanford Law School in 2000 and from Dartmouth College in 1997.