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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 55%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years
  3. Constitutional: 10%
    7 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    5 years, 15 cases

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US Department of Justice CRD ELS

950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Phb 4022
Washington, DC, 20530-0009


DCActive 199707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Achievement AwardUS Department of Justice2011
Special Achievement AwardUS Department of Justice2010
Meritorious AwardUS Department of Justice2005
Phi Beta Kappa MemberPhi Beta Kappa1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Appellate AttorneyU.S. Department Of Justice Civil Rights Division2013 - Present
Acting Special Litigation CounselUS Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices2012 - 2013
Special Counsel, Employment Litigation SectionUs Dept Of Justice, Civil Rights Division2010 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorWashington College of Law/American University2007 - 2007
Deputy ChiefUS Department of Justice/Civil Rights Division2004 - 2010
Appellate Attorney/Office of General CounselEqual Employment Opportunity Commission1997 - 1999
AssociateArnold & Porter, LLP1996 - 1997
Judicial Clerk - Judge William Canby, Jr.United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit1995 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Prince George's County, MDConsent decree with monetary and injunctive relief
United States v. City of Belen, New MexicoConsent decree after discovery
American Federation of Government Employees v. Air ForcePrevailed on summary judgment; upheld on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Government LawyerThe Privilege of Government Lawyering: Litigating Amidst UncertaintyN/A
Harvard Women's Law JournalSex and the Superfluous FemaleN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolEnglish, EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
The Pingry SchoolN/AN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter ConferencePension Rights under USERRA2012
Winter Training ConferenceDOJ Enforcement of USERRA and Title VII2011