Gupta Wessler looks for people with exceptional writing ability, the capacity to think rigorously and creatively about the law, strong advocacy instincts, collaborative spirit, and a genuine passion for public interest work. All of our lawyers have served as federal judicial law clerks and bring a mix of top-flight litigation experience from public interest organizations, academia, and government.
Each year, we hire new lawyers through our fellowship program and law students through our summer program. We also regularly hire talented college grads as legal assistants. We view the training and mentoring of aspiring public interest lawyers as an essential part of our firm’s mission and are proud of our alumni, who have gone on to clerkships and careers in public interest and appellate litigation. We’re always interested in hearing from people who share an enthusiasm for our work and who are interested in joining us.
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and graduates of all schools–including members of traditionally unrepresented groups, first-generation college graduates, and non-traditional candidates.
Legal Assistant/Office Manager
Gupta Wessler PLLC is the only firm of its kind in the nation—a private public interest law firm specializing in high-profile Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. Our cases cover a very broad range of issues, including consumers’ and workers’ rights, class actions, access to the courts, civil rights, and gun-violence prevention. In these and other areas, we work closely with leading non-profit organizations, scholars, policy experts, local governments, and other law firms to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.
Legal assistants at Gupta Wessler handle a very broad range of administrative and substantive responsibilities for our small but busy law firm and are usually the first point of contact for new clients and cases. One of our former legal assistants has described this job as “an apprenticeship in high-stakes public-interest appellate advocacy.” We’re proud that our legal assistants have gone on to pursue careers in public interest law.
Responsibilities include drafting, editing, formatting, and filing legal documents; special research and writing projects relating to cases; tracking court deadlines and ensuring that projects are on track; scheduling and arranging meetings, speaking appearances, moot courts, and travel; administrative tasks, including invoicing, client billing, payment tracking, time-keeping, and tracking telephone calls and emails for the firm’s lawyers; developing newsletters and updating our website; and other tasks as assigned (e.g. planning office events).
We look for bright and energetic college graduates, preferably with at least a year or two of post-college experience, who are interested in the work we do and have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills. You should care about good writing and enjoy editing. You will need to have extraordinary attention to detail, be a quick learner able to regularly familiarize yourself with new cases and rules of different court systems, be creative and flexible in triaging and prioritizing among multiple assignments, and be able to effectively solve problems while remaining calm in deadline-driven situations. You will need to be comfortable with fast-paced work and possess the ability to complete projects independently. This job is ideal for individuals who are contemplating law school or graduate school. A two-year commitment is expected.
We are not currently looking for new legal assistants/office managers.
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Rana Thabata is an office manager and legal assistant. A Truman scholar, Rana graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with degrees in political science and economics. She interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau’s The Collaboratory and as a human rights intern at the Venezuelan American Unit based in Bogota, Colombia. After graduating, Rana spent the year in London and analyzed U.K. and U.S. education policies, particularly as they relate to school choice models and accessibility, as a Fulbright scholar at the University College London’s Institute of Education.
Abbe Murphy is a legal assistant at the firm. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in public affairs and communications at a top ten government relations and communications firm in DC. As an intern for the personal office of Barack and Michelle Obama, she worked alongside top communications staff in the execution of major speaking events such as the former president’s endorsement of Joe Biden, his eulogy for late Representative John Lewis, and his address at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Abbe graduated magna cum laude from American University with an interdisciplinary degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.
Sara Evall is a legal assistant at the firm. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Refugee and Migrant Studies. She received distinction for her honor’s thesis on refugee worker’s rights in Amman, Jordan. At Duke, she worked closely with the local refugee community and worked on queer-inclusive sexual health education and advocacy. After graduating, Sara worked as a Policy & Program Fellow with the American Constitution Society.
Abigail Cipparone was a legal assistant at the firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2019 with a B.A. in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. As an intern at the ACLU, she researched the Customs and Border Patrol’s implementation of the Muslim Ban and worked on Hamama v. Adduci, a suit (on which she later wrote her senior thesis) concerning the detention of Iraqi Chaldean Christian immigrants. Abigail was also part of a journalism team that traveled with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jake Halpern to Lesbos, Greece, where she used her Arabic-language skills to interview refugees living in three camps for an article in The New Yorker. She grew up in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Hilda M. Jordan was a legal assistant at the firm through 2021. She graduated cum laude from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and African American Studies. She previously served as a research intern for the Harvard Law Review, interned at a small civil rights firm, and worked as a research partner to Professor Martha Minow, where she researched the role of forgiveness in the justice system for Professor Minow’s book When Should the Law Forgive? (2019). After graduating, Hilda was awarded the Michael C. Rockefeller fellowship to study in Panama.
Jared Milfred was a legal assistant with the firm through 2020 and is now a second-year student at Stanford Law. He completed an M.Phil in political theory as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and graduated from Yale in 2016 with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, summa cum laude. Before joining Gupta Wessler, Jared worked on the campaign of Zephyr Teachout for New York Attorney General, volunteered for the Bronx Freedom Fund, and served as the Chairman of the City of New Haven’s public campaign financing program. After Gupta Wessler, he was a special litigation investigator at the Orleans Public Defenders and a summer legal intern at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. He grew up in Portland, Oregon.
Nabila Abdallah was the firm’s legal assistant through the summer of 2019 and is now a second-year student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she is the co-founder of the Plaintiffs’ Law Association and Notes Editor of the California Law Review. During law school, she has interned at Lieff Cabraser, the San Francisco City Attorneys’ Office, and the Consumer Protection Section of the California Department of Justice. Nabila grew up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and received her B.A. in Philosophy in 2014 from Stanford, where she wrote her honors thesis on the application of just war principles to non-state armed entities. She previously worked at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York, as a researcher for a radio show on philosophy, as an English teacher in France, and as a volunteer tutor at a drug rehab facility.
Stephanie Garlock was the firm’s legal assistant through the summer of 2017, graduated from Yale Law School in 2020, and is now clerking for Judge Pamela Harris on the Fourth Circuit. During law school, Steph completed summer internships at Public Citizen Litigation Group, the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Before joining Gupta Wessler, she was an Editorial Fellow at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Harvard Magazine. She received her B.A. in History, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard, where she was an editor of the Harvard Crimson and wrote her senior honors thesis on school busing and integration in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she grew up.
Ian Engdahl, the firm’s first legal assistant, earned his law degree from Georgetown Law in 2018, and is now an associate at Hausfeld LLP, a leading class action plaintiffs’ firm. While in law school, Ian worked in the appellate clinic and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution. Before joining Gupta Wessler, Ian was a litigation paralegal and a court-appointed advocate for abused and neglected children, and had published his original research on a trio of little-known 19th century civil-rights cases in the Journal of Supreme Court History. Ian received his B.A. in Political Economy from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in small-town Maine.
Fellowship in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation
Gupta Wessler PLLC specializes in Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and public interest clients. Our cases span a wide range of issues, including consumers’ and workers’ rights, class actions, access to the courts, administrative law, civil rights, the First Amendment, and gun-violence prevention.
Each year, our firm seeks out a new attorney with exceptional writing ability, the capacity to think rigorously and creatively about the law, strong advocacy instincts, collaborative spirit, and a genuine passion for public interest work. Judicial clerkship experience and experience in both public interest and appellate litigation are preferred.
The fellowship is ideally suited for a current or recent judicial law clerk interested in embarking on a career as a public interest litigator. Fellows are fully integrated into all aspects of the firm’s work and receive significant responsibility for cutting-edge appellate, constitutional, and complex litigation. They are expected to hit the ground running by researching and drafting briefs under close supervision and mentorship by the firm’s attorneys. Fellows will also play a critical role in monitoring developments in the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts, and in analyzing potential new cases for the firm.
How to apply: The application process for the 2022-2023 is now open, and we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis through at least September 2021. The fellowship position will be based in Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, CA. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of three references, and multiple writing samples (please review the guidance below) to email@example.com. Please indicate any location preference in your cover letter. We are committed to considering applicants from all schools and backgrounds, and we actively seek applications from women and underrepresented groups.
Guidance on writing samples: Writing samples are the most important part of the application process, and we encourage candidates to submit multiple samples. We prefer whole documents to excerpts. To facilitate blind review, each sample should be submitted as a separate PDF file, omitting the applicant’s identifying information (such as the applicant’s name, judge, and law school). We prefer writing samples that reflect a candidate’s most challenging and ambitious work so far, not cookie-cutter assignments. Scholarly papers are welcome but we would also like to see at least one in-depth advocacy piece or legal memorandum, such as a bench memo (if chambers policy permits, and redacted as necessary). Samples that have been edited or commented upon by others are perfectly fine so long as that fact is noted. We also like to see non-legal writing (or legal writing aimed at a general lay audience) that reveals a candidate’s interests and writing ability.
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Joyce Dela Peña will join the firm as a 2021-2022 fellow in Washington, DC following her clerkships with Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Corinne Beckwith of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Joyce is a 2018 graduate of Georgetown Law. Before clerking, she was a student in Brian Wolfman’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic and interned at Public Justice; Relman, Dane & Colfax; the Special Litigation unit of the D.C. Public Defender Service; Equal Justice Under Law; Bronx Defenders; and the Prison Law Office.
Jessica Garland will join the firm as a 2021-2022 fellow in San Francisco following clerkships with Judge David Barron of the First Circuit and Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York and before a clerkship with Justice Elena Kagan. Jessie is a 2019 graduate of Yale Law School. During law school, she worked on ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims with the Ethics Bureau, litigated prisoner and immigrant cases in the Second Circuit with the Appellate Litigation Project, and worked at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York.
Our 2020-2021 fellow is Linnet Davis-Stermitz. She joined the firm following her clerkships with Judge Michelle Friedland of the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York. During law school, Linnet worked at the Special Litigation Section of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, the ACLU of Illinois, Legal Aid Chicago, and the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, and as an editor on the University of Chicago Law Review. She previously spent two years as a civil rights paralegal at Relman, Dane & Colfax.
Our 2019-2020 fellow was Lark Turner. She is currently clerking for Chief Judge Gregory of the Fourth Circuit and joined the firm following her clerkship on the D.C. Court of Appeals. During law school, following a career in journalism, Lark worked at the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service of D.C., the Southern Center for Human Rights, Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, and Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and as a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe.
Our 2018-2019 fellow was Alexandria Twinem. She joined the firm following her clerkships with Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York. During law school, Alex was the Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review, a student in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and a law clerk at the Southern Center for Human Rights, Goldstein & Russell, and the public-interest firm of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. After her fellowship, Alex joined Civil Rights Corps as a staff attorney working on criminal-justice-reform litigation.
Our 2017-2018 fellow was Daniel Wilf-Townsend, who was Of Counsel with the firm from 2018-2020 and is now a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Danny joined us following clerkships with Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer of the District of Connecticut. He was previously a summer associate at Gupta Wessler and also worked at the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the D.C. Public Defender Service. His writing has been published by the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, Slate, and the American Prospect.
Our 2016-2017 fellow was Matthew Spurlock, who joined the firm following a legal fellowship at the national ACLU and judicial clerkships on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Following his fellowship, Matt joined the Massachusetts Public Defender Division, where he now briefs and argues appeals as part of the statewide Appeals Unit.
Our 2015-2016 fellow was Neil K. Sawhney, who completed the fellowship between his clerkships with Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California and Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit. In the fall of 2017, Neil joined the New Orleans office of the Southern Poverty Law Center, where he worked on impact and appellate litigation in the Center’s Economic Justice Project, before rejoining the firm as an Associate.
Summer Associates/Law Students
Each year, the firm selects two or three highly qualified law students (or recent pre-clerkship graduates) to spend the summer working on Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation at our office in Washington, D.C. We seek students with exceptional writing ability, the capacity to think rigorously and creatively about the law, and a real passion for advocacy in the public interest. We generally hire 2Ls (or 3Ls seeking a position between law school graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship).
Summer associates at Gupta Wessler are given an unparalleled opportunity to take responsibility for intellectually challenging legal research and writing projects that directly contribute to public-interest advocacy at the highest levels. They work on briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts on issues of first impression, analyze cutting-edge law and policy issues, and work with lawyers on a range of substantive matters. We vow never to occupy our students with the busywork assignments typical of large firms. We strive to ensure that each student leaves the firm with high-quality writing samples for use in applications for judicial clerkships, public interest fellowships, and other competitive positions. Students all participate in the firms’ weekly meetings, at which we debate which new cases to take on and discuss difficult strategic issues. To the extent possible during the summer, we try to expose students to a range of other activities, such as moot courts, strategy sessions, client meetings, and oral arguments.
The application process for summer 2022 is open. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of three references, and multiple writing samples (please review the guidance below) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review candidates on a rolling basis until mid-September 2021, but encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible to ensure full consideration. We are committed to considering applicants from all schools and backgrounds, and we actively seek applications from women and underrepresented groups.
Guidance on writing samples: We encourage multiple writing samples (legal or nonlegal) that reflect a student’s most challenging work so far–not just cookie-cutter assignments for first-year legal writing courses. Scholarly papers are welcome (including undergraduate papers), but we prefer to also see at least one in-depth advocacy piece or legal memorandum. We also like to see non-legal writing (including published work) that reveals a student’s general interests and writing ability. We prefer whole documents to excerpts. Samples that have been edited or commented upon by others are perfectly fine so long as that fact is noted. To facilitate blind review, each writing sample should be submitted as a separate PDF file, omitting the applicant’s identifying information (such as name and law school).
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Shariful Khan is a third-year law student at Yale. After graduating, Shariful will complete a fellowship with Public Justice and clerk with Judge Robert E. Bacharach on the Tenth Circuit. Before coming to Gupta Wessler, he worked at the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Office of the Attorney-General, Wilkinson Stekloff, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and New York Legal Assistance Group’s Special Litigation Unit. In law school, he litigates veterans’ issues in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and runs an access-to-law school pipeline for low income New Haven adults, many of whom are justice-impacted.
Cara Meyer is a third-year law student at Yale. After graduation, Cara will clerk for Judge Scott M. Matheson, Jr. on the Tenth Circuit. Before coming to Gupta Wessler, she spent her previous summer working on workers’ rights, consumer protection, and impact litigation with the complex and affirmative litigation branch of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. In law school, she is a student director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project clinic, a Coker Fellow, and works as a research assistant for Professors Owen Fiss, Douglas NeJaime, and Reva Siegel. She also served as Managing Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review. Prior to law school, she spent two years as a civil rights paralegal at Relman Colfax in Washington, D.C.
Sam Weinstock is a third-year law student at Harvard. Before working at Gupta Wessler, he spent his previous summer in the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection of the New York State Office of the Attorney General. In law school, he is an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review and a research assistant and teaching fellow for Professor Vicki Jackson. Before law school, he worked as an economic policy aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Ana Builes is a third-year law student at Georgetown, where she is a Blume Public Interest Scholar. After graduation, she will clerk for Judge Easterly on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Before working at Gupta Wessler, Ana worked with various impact and appellate litigation groups, including the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic at Georgetown. As a proud immigrant from Colombia, Ana has spent the rest of her time in law school working directly with immigrants on both sides of the border. Prior to law school, Ana worked with coffee farmers around the globe, was a legislative assistant for a member of Congress, and an investigator at the Public Defender Service of D.C.
Diana Li is a third-year law student at Stanford. After graduation, Diana will clerk for Judge Sri Srinivasan on the D.C. Circuit and Judge J. Paul Oetken on the Southern District of New York. Before working at Gupta Wessler, she spent her previous summer working on cases about government benefits, consumer debt, and immigration in the Special Litigation Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group. She was a student in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, an editor of the Stanford Law Review, and won best overall team in moot court. Before law school, she worked on refugee aid at the International Rescue Committee and taught debate to female inmates at Rikers Island. In college, Diana won the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Team of the Year award.
Steffi Ostrowski is a third-year law student at Yale. After graduation, Steffi will clerk for Judge Michelle Friedland on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Vince Chhabria on the Northern District of California. Before working at Gupta Wessler, she spent her previous summer working on consumer-protection cases at the New Economy Project in New York and the Consumer Financial Protection Unit of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. In law school, she was a student in the Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic, an editor of the Yale Law Journal, and co-president of the Law and Political Economy Student Group. Before law school, Steffi worked at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center. She was previously a software engineer at Facebook, where she led projects to promote women’s safety and built software to detect impersonation.
Omari Allen is a third-year law student at Howard University School of Law. He has also been a summer intern at the Natural Resources Defense Council and an extern for Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit, an organizer at the Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and a member of the scheduling and advance team in the Obama White House.
Ela Leshem was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal and is clerking for Judge David Barron on the First Circuit. Before spending the summer at Gupta Wessler, Ela worked in Public Counsel’s homelessness-prevention and foster-care projects and for Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ela was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where she completed her doctorate in philosophy.
Rajiv Narayan is a Justice Catalyst-Public Rights Project Fellow at the Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office and, following his fellowship, will clerk for Justice Leondra Kruger on the California Supreme Court. He worked before law school in the fields of media and public health policy, including a stint as Special Assistant to the New York City Commissioner of Health, and spent last summer at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and also holds a masters’ degree in medical anthropology from Oxford.
Bill Powell is clerking for Judge Sri Srinivasan on the D.C. Circuit and Judge Randolph Moss on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After graduating from law school, he spent one year as the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Legal Fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Bill spent several years before law school as a reporter and an editor, at newspapers and at magazines. In law school, he co-directed the Capital Assistance Project.
Emily Villano is completing a fellowship at Public Justice following her clerkship with Judge Merrick Garland on the D.C. Circuit. During law school, she was a student in the Workers & Immigrants Rights Clinic, where she has worked on challenges to the Trump Administration’s termination of the DACA program, and previously worked for the National Day Laborers Organizing Network.
Michael Morse is clerking for Judge Myron Thompson on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama and Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit. He has worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights and The New Yorker magazine, where he was a research assistant to Ryan Lizza and Jane Mayer. He is also completing his Ph.D. in government and writes about felon disenfranchisement and fines and fees.
Nicola (Nika) Cohen is currently a Bristow Fellow at the Office of the Solicitor General and was previously a Phillips Fellow in that office. She clerked for Judge John Owens of the Ninth Circuit and Judge Ronnie Abrams of the Southern District of New York and has also worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Center for Appellate Litigation, the Legal Aid Society, and on death row cases as a law student.
Matteo Godi recently completed clerkships with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit. Matteo is a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School, where he will be co-teaching a new course on “Torts and Regulation” next year. During law school, he worked at NAACP LDF, Equal Justice Under Law, and the D.C. Public Defender Service. Matteo grew up in a small town in northern Italy and is the first in his family to attend college; he is co-authoring the first casebook on Italian constitutional law.
Michael Zuckerman is a Skadden Fellow at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, where he focuses on helping people who have been involved in the criminal-justice system overcome barriers to employment, housing, and other aspects of a flourishing life. He recently completed a clerkship with Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Supreme Court and previously clerked for Judge Karen Nelson Moore on the Sixth Circuit. Mike was the President of the Harvard Law Review, worked on criminal appeals at the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, has published his journalism on the legal system and other topics, and was a research assistant to David Gergen. Read about Mike in the Washington Post here.
Brian Highsmith researches and writes about inequality and fiscal federalism. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in government and social policy at Harvard and was previously a researcher at the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School and a Skadden Fellow at the National Consumer Law Center, where launched a new project focused on the collection of criminal-justice debt. He previously worked on economic policy as a fellow with Senator Cory Booker, on consumer litigation at South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and New York Legal Assistance Group and, before law school, as a staffer focused on antipoverty policy in the National Economic Council of the Obama White House.
Lina Khan is the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Before that, she was an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, counsel to the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, a legal advisor to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, and legal director at the Open Markets Institute. Lina’s pioneering scholarship on antitrust reform has been profiled in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post, among other places.
Jaclyn (Jax) Harris is an attorney in the Neighborhood Law Corps of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office. The Neighborhood Law Corps is a special unit focusing on difficult issues facing neighborhoods—such as human trafficking, substandard housing, and public safety. Jax was previously a a Yale Public Interest Fellow with the City Attorney’s Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit, where her fellowship focused on institutional development of the unit as well as housing litigation and policy. During law school, she worked at NAACP LDF, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Public Counsel.
Rachel F. Homer is Counsel at Protect Democracy–a new nonprofit aimed at preventing our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. She previously served on the civil appellate staff of the U.S. Department of Justice. Rachel clerked for Judge Diane Wood on the Seventh Circuit and Judge John Bates on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and previously worked at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the Democratic National Committee, and in various posts in the Obama administration.
Daniel Wilf-Townsend rejoined the firm in 2017 as a Fellow in Appellate & Constitutional Litigation, spent an additional year with the firm as a Justice Catalyst Fellow, and is now a Lecturer and Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches legal research and writing and writes about civil procedure and consumer protection. Danny clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.