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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Supreme Court Advocacy: Where are the Women?

Start Date: 9/26/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/26/2019 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Orrick

1152 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20005

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Presented by: Amicus Committee

Loren Alikhan, Solicitor General, District of Columbia
Kelsi Brown Corkran, Partner, Orrick
Sarah Harris, Partner, Williams & Connolly
Amy Howe, Founder, SCOTUSblog

Kicking off the week before First Monday when the Supreme Court's 2019-2020 Term opens, our speakers will discuss why there are so few women arguing before the Court, and the steps we need to take to change that phenomenon as well as the particular challenges faced by women advocates.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Advanced Registration Cost:
Members $25
Non-Members $35
Student Members $15

After 9/24/2019
Members $30
Non-Members $40
Student Members $20
Speaker Bio:
Sarah Harris focuses her practice on complex appellate litigation. She has represented clients in high-stakes appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts across the country.  She has argued before the federal courts of appeals and state supreme court.  Her cases have covered a wide range of topics, including constitutional law, administrative law, class actions, antitrust, False Claims Act litigation, products liability, and federal civil procedure.  Sarah has been recognized in the appellate field as a “Rising Star” by The National Law Journal and Super Lawyers and as a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500.
Until September 2016, Amy Howe served as the editor and reporter for SCOTUSblog, a blog devoted to coverage of the Supreme Court of the United States; she continues to serve as an independent contractor and reporter for SCOTUSblog. Before turning to full-time blogging, she served as counsel in over two dozen merits cases at the Supreme Court and argued two cases there. From 2004 until 2011, she co-taught Supreme Court litigation at Stanford Law School; from 2005 until 2013, she co-taught a similar class at Harvard Law School. She has also served as an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law and Vanderbilt Law School. Amy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in Arab Studies and a law degree from Georgetown University.
A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kelsi Corkran has served as lead counsel in dozens of federal and state court appeals. Kelsi has presented argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the en banc Ninth Circuit. She also frequently strategizes with trial teams on significant legal questions that arise during earlier stages of litigation.
Loren L. AliKhan is the Solicitor General for the District of Columbia, where she oversees civil and administrative appeals before the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She served as Deputy Solicitor General before she was appointed Solicitor General in 2018. Before joining the D.C. Office of the Attorney General in 2013, Loren was an attorney with O'Melveny & Myers LLP focusing on Supreme Court and appellate litigation. Loren has also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Temple Bar Scholar in London, England, where she worked with Lord David Hope of Craighead, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and clerked for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Loren has worked with O'Melveny's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic at Harvard Law School and the legal writing program at Yale Law School. From 20I0-2013, she served on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Amicus Curiae Committee. In 2014, Loren was named to the National Law Journal's "40 Under 40" list of Washington lawyers.

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