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June 2017

Law Clerk Makes Forbes “30 under 30 – Law and Policy” List

Alex Harris

Alex Harris, who was recently named to Forbes 2017 “30 under 30 – Law and Policy” list, is a law clerk for Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. In 2005, when Harris was still in high school, he co-founded a non-profit known as “The Rebelution”, a worldwide campaign and teenage rebellion against low expectations. Harris then moved on to Washington, DC after graduating from Patrick Henry College in 2012 to work on the International Justice Mission as a Project Manager. In 2015, Harris graduated from Harvard Law and went on to serve as a law clerk to then-District Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. View profile ↓

 

Yale Alum Named Law Clerk

Sophie Cooper

Sophie Turner, who graduated from Yale in 2009, was recently named a law clerk for the Chambers of District Judge John A. Houston. Turner began her career on Capitol Hill, while earning her master’s degree at Columbia University, as a scheduler in the Office of Representative Terri A. Sewell. After graduating from Columbia, Turner went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree at Berkeley Law and graduated in 2016. View profile ↓

 

2016 Graduate Joins CGCN Group, LLC

Juan Mejia

Juan Mejia has joined CGCN Group, LLC as an associate in the firm’s strategic communications department. During Mejia’s first year of college at George Mason University, he served as a legislative intern for Congressman Ken Calvert. After his short stint in Congress, Mejia transferred to Lamar University and graduated in 2016. After graduating, Mejia went on to serve in his most recent role as an associate for business development at Politico Pro. View profile ↓

 

From Association to Creative Advocacy Agency

Whitaker “Whit” Askew

On June 5, 2017, Whitaker L. Askew began his new role at Subject Matter, a creative advocacy agency, as a member of their government relations team. Askew is a Capitol Hill veteran who served under former Speaker of the House John A. Boehner as executive director of The Freedom Project for five years. Afterwards, Askew moved on to serve in his previous position as vice president of government relations at the American Gaming Association. View profile ↓


 

 

 

Alex Harris

Law Clerk

Chambers of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS]

U.S. Supreme Court Building, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543

Tel: (202) 479-3000

aharris@supremecourt.gov

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Leadership® People ID 2017103884

Positions

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS]

Start Date: 2016

Location:

U.S. Supreme Court Building, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543 
Tel: (202) 479-3000
aharris@supremecourt.gov

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Patrick Henry 2012 BA; Harvard 2015 JD

 

 

Career History

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2015-2016)

 

Summer Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2014)

 

Summer Intern, Bancroft Associates PLLC (2013)

 

Project Manager, International Justice Mission (2012)

 

Co-Founder and Director, The Rebelution (2005-2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Cooper

Law Clerk

Chambers of District Judge John A. Houston, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep US Courthouse, 333 West Broadway, Suite 1380, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: (619) 557-5716

Fax: (619) 702-9920

sophie_cooper@casd.uscourts.gov

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Leadership® People ID 2010805972

Positions

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of District Judge John A. Houston, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Start Date: 2017

Reports to: John A. Houston, District Judge, Chambers of District Judge John A. Houston, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Term Expires: January 2018

Location:

James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep US Courthouse, 333 West Broadway, Suite 1380, San Diego, CA 92101 
Tel: (619) 557-5716
sophie_cooper@casd.uscourts.gov
Fax: (619) 702-9920

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Yale 2009 BA; Columbia 2012 MA; Berkeley Law 2016 JD

 

 

Career History

 

Scheduler, Office of Representative Terri A. Sewell (D-AL, District 7), United States House of Representatives (2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juan Mejia

Associate, Strategic Communications

CGCN Group, LLC

1101 K Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202) 628-0028

Fax: (202) 842-1556

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Leadership® People ID 2018689386

Positions

 

Associate, Strategic Communications, CGCN Group, LLC

Start Date: 2017

Location:

1101 K Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005 
Tel: (202) 628-0028
Fax: (202) 842-1556

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Lamar 2016 BBA

 

 

Career History

 

Associate for Business Development, POLITICOPro, POLITICO (2016-2017)

 

Legal Assistant, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn (2015-2016)

 

Intern, Office of Representative Ken Calvert (2014)

 

 


 

 

Whitaker "Whit" Askew

Member, Government Relations

Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC

300 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Tel: (202) 448-9500

Fax: (202) 448-9501

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Leadership® People ID 2006821223

Positions

 

Member, Government Relations, Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC

Start Date: 2017

Location:

300 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003 
Tel: (202) 448-9500
Fax: (202) 448-9501

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Tennessee 2003 BS

 

 

Career History

 

Treasurer, American Gaming Association Political Action Committee, American Gaming Association (2016-2017)

 

Vice President, Government Relations, American Gaming Association (2014-2017)

 

Vice President, Government Affairs, American Gaming Association (2011-2014)

 

Executive Director, The Freedom Project (2006-2011)

 

Coordinator, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Political Action Committee, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (2005-2006)