Linnet Davis-Stermitz is an associate at Gupta Wessler PLLC. She joined Gupta Wessler as the firm’s 2020-2021 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation, following judicial clerkships with Judge Michelle Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Linnet graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Rubenstein Scholar and a Comments Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. During law school, she worked at BPI, the ACLU of Illinois, the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Legal Aid Chicago. She also spent her 3L year in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, through which she participated in the clinic’s pathbreaking selective enforcement litigation and represented an individual defendant in sentencing proceedings in federal district court. Before law school, Linnet worked as a civil rights paralegal at now-Relman and Colfax PLLC and spent a year traveling. She received her B.A. with Highest Honors in political science and economics from Swarthmore College.