Karen DaPonte Thornton

Karen Thornton
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Karen Thornton is Counsel on the staff of the Committee on Armed Services for the U.S. House of Representatives, where she is responsible for the acquisition portfolio. Previously, she was director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the GW Law, where she launched the Master of Studies in Law in Government Procurement program and this course, among other initiatives. Before her appointment as director, Ms. Thornton was a member of the GW Law legal research and writing faculty and taught the process of analytical reasoning and legal writing to students in first-year and advanced courses. She began her legal career as an Army JAG officer in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the US Army Corps of Engineers, and has also served in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.


BA, Providence College; JD, Georgetown University; LLM, George Washington University 

Classes Taught

Analytical Writing