Donald Beaton Verrilli Jr. (born 1957) is Solicitor General of the United States. He was sworn in to the post on June 9, 2011. On June 6, 2011, the United States Senate confirmed Verrilli in a 72–16 vote. President Barack Obama had nominated Verrilli to the post on January 26, 2011. Verrilli first had served in the Obama administration as an Associate United States Deputy Attorney General. Until he became Solicitor General, he had been serving as Deputy Counsel to the President.