Professor Mary M. Cheh was re-elected to represent Ward 3 in a landslide victory for a fourth four-year term on the District of Columbia Council. On the same day, she became a first-time grandmother.
Three GW Law alumni have made Variety's annual "Dealmakers Impact Report 2018." The report recognizes lawyers, executives, financiers, and entrepreneurs who made the most important entertainment industry deals throughout the year.
Jasmine Smith Slider
"It's particularly helpful to have such accomplished female professors. I felt they understood that in a profession historically dominated by men, mine would be a different journey." - Jasmine Smith,
Nicolas Sabet Slider
"The professors of GW in NY teach us about whatever they did that day. This real-world experience in the business field, for an entire semester—GW is the only law school offering that." - Nicolas Sabet, JD '18
Laila Ghauri Slider
"I've met the movers and shakers at GW, including numerous players shifting the paradigm in Silicon Valley. They've been so down-to-earth and have offered me rare industry insights and career advice. I'm very lucky to be at law school here." - Laila Ghauri, JD '18
Meredith Lapp Slider
"One summer, I worked with another law student from the Midwest who had to cram the great experience of working in D.C. into a few weeks. But because I'm here in D.C., I could continue working at my externship during the school year. This led to a job offer." - Meredith Lapp
William E.Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Director, Competition Law Center, testified at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Law. The hearing examined antitrust and corporate competition laws and the enforcement differences between the U.S. and the European Union. The hearing was called in response to fines leveled against major U.S. technology companies by the EU. “The U.S. relationship with the European Union is uniquely significant. It’s the most important bilateral relationship that the United States has in this field,” he said.
December 19, 2018
Professor Jonathan R. Siegel filed an amicus brief that helped result in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversing and remanding a judgment of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Beberman v. United States. "It was gratifying to be able to help a real plaintiff overcome an artificial and unjust barrier," he said.
November 1, 2018
Susan R. Jones, Professor of Clinical Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
October 24, 2018
Dmitry Karshtedt, Associate Professor of Law, participated in a debate at the 18th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute. The debate, "Is the PTAB Constitutional?" focused on the question presented in the Supreme Court case Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC. The issue is whether inter partes review, an adversarial process used by the USPTO/Patent Trial and Appeal Board to analyze the validity of existing patents, violates the Constitution by extinguishing issued patents through a non-Article III forum.
January 17, 2018