President Trump is expected to pick administration supporter and civil litigator Pat Cipollone to replace White House counsel Don McGahn, according to a new report.

Axios reported Saturday that Cipollone has already started filling out the paperwork for the position.

Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal attorneys, praised Cipollone. "Pat is a brilliant lawyer, strategist and has a deep knowledge of the workings of government," Sekulow said.

Trump had interviewed Cipollone, a former Justice Department attorney, in August. Cipollone is a commercial litigator at the Washington, D.C., firm Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner and has advised Trump’s legal team.

Trump had confirmed McGahn would leave his post this fall, tweeting he was "very excited" about McGahn's replacement without revealing who it would be.

White House advisers had reportedly told the president not to choose Emmet Flood, who was regarded as McGahn's pick for a replacement. Flood is working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe into election meddling.

Cipollone did not immediately respond to inquiries from Axios.