Laura E. Powell
- Washington, D.C.
- Phone Numbers
- o: 202-626-6351
Laura Powell concentrates her practice on appellate matters, where she applies the knowledge gained as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Circuit and the District of Delaware to some of Fish’s most complex appeals.
Laura is experienced in a range of pre-trial and appellate matters, including preparing for and taking depositions and drafting appellate briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Her experience with the federal judicial bench includes her service as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Evan J. Wallach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2018 to 2020, a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware from 2017 to 2018, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Joe B. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. She is well-versed in a wide range of technologies, such as 3D and 4D-printing, renewable fuels, clean energy, biotechnology, computer science, electrical grids and nuclear energy, and bioethics, among others.
In addition to her appellate work, Laura has handled trials before the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Laura actively participates in pro bono activities. Her pro bono work encompasses a wide range of legal advocacy, including representing artists, obtaining copyrights, and advising indigenous groups on their rights. She is also a national co-chair of the Indigenous Lands Subcommittee of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance’s Environmental Justice Working Group.
She has published numerous articles in academic journals, including the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. While in law school, Laura served as the editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law and was awarded the 2017 American Law Institute CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award. Outside of her practice, she is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFRTA) and the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court.
Prior to law school, Laura interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Region 4’s Office of Pollution Prevention, & Innovation. Laura was a Division 1 Athlete at Georgia Tech where she was a cheerleader and has competed and been on National Championship and World Championship winning teams.
- Secretary, Giles S. Rich Inn of Court
- Member, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)
- Native American Bar Association of DC
Pro bono activities
- Law Firm Antiracism Alliance – Working Group Co-Chair
- Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts