Appellate Litigation Clinic
600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 306
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: (202) 662-9555
Clinic Staff & Faculty:
Professor Steven H. Goldblatt, Director
B.A., Franklin & Marshall; J.D., Georgetown
After graduating from the Law Center in 1970, Professor Goldblatt was an Assistant District Attorney and then a Deputy District Attorney of Philadelphia. He has been chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee (1982-1999). In 1985, he was a member of the ABA committee that issued the report, "Appellate Litigation Skills Training: The Role of the Law Schools." He served as reporter to the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Special Committee on Criminal Justice in a Free Society. That committee's report, Criminal Justice in Crisis, was published in 1988. In 1992, he was the reporter to the ABA Task Force on Minorities in the Justice System. Its July 1992 report was adopted by the ABA. He has argued four cases in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Appellate Litigation Clinic clients, and now serves as the faculty co-director of the Supreme Court Institute. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and has served on the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee.
Adjunct Professor Roy T. Englert, Jr.
B.A., Princeton; J.D., Harvard
Professor Englert began working with the clinic ten years ago on SEC v. Zandford, 122 S. Ct. 1899 (2002). The next year he was appointed as an adjunct professor and consults with clinic students on cases, participating in seminar instruction, and providing career counseling. He is the founding partner of Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP. Professor Englert was formerly a partner at Mayer, Brown & Platt in Washington, D.C., an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice, and an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. He was also a Court Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Throughout his career, Professor Englert's principal focus has been appellate litigation and antitrust law. His appellate experience includes arguing 12 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, winning 10, losing 1, and achieving a split decision in 1. He has also briefed many other Supreme Court cases, and briefed and argued many cases in other state and federal appellate courts. His appellate cases have spanned virtually all fields of law, including antitrust, bankruptcy, employment discrimination, federal jurisdiction, administrative law, RICO, and punitive damages. Professor Englert's antitrust experience includes representing clients at trial and on appeal, negotiating with federal antitrust agencies, and providing antitrust counseling. He has also worked on competition issues in large railroad mergers before the Surface Transportation Board and its predecessor. His professional affiliations include membership in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, the Supreme Court Historical Society, the Outside Advisory Board of the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute, and the Constitutional & Administrative Law Advisory Committee of the National Chamber Litigation Center.
Anticompetitive Mergers: Prevention and Cure (co-author), in Antitrust and Regulation (F. Fisher ed. 1985); So Many Cases, So Little Time (co-author), in Legal Times of Washington, July 23, 1990 (annual Supreme Court Review), at S23; International Commerce Issues, in Financial Times Business Law Brief, July 1992, at 16; Punitive Damages to Be Reviewed (co-author), in Financial Times Business Law Brief, February 1993, at 13; Antitrust: A Change in Direction, in Legal Times of Washington, July 26, 1993 (annual Supreme Court Review), at S40; How to Write a Good Appellate Brief (co-author), in Litigation, Winter 1994, at 6; No Right to Vacate Judgments in Settled Cases - Says U.S. Supreme Court, in Civil Litigation Report, Jan. 15, 1995, at 5; A Favorable Term (co-author), in National Law Journal, August 6, 2001 (annual Supreme Court review), at C8; Some Important Wins (co-author), in National Law Journal, August 5, 2002 (annual Supreme Court review), at C5.
Second Year Fellow
Nilam Sanghvi received a B.A. in political science from Columbia University in 1999 and a J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. While at Georgetown, Nilam was the Administrative Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic. After law school, she clerked for Judge William B. Shubb in the Eastern District of California and Judge Thomas L. Ambro on the Third Circuit. Before coming to Georgetown, Nilam was a lawyer in private practice at law firms in New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. Most recently, she was a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, where her practice focused on appellate, antitrust, and commercial litigation. In 2010, Nilam received Schnader's annual award for commitment to pro bono work and was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer. In 2011, Nilam was named a Rising Star in Civil Litigation Defense by Super Lawyers.
First Year Fellow
Rita Lomio graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007. Rita has a B.A. with distinction (Classics) and M.A. (Anthropology) from Stanford University. After law school, Rita clerked for Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following her clerkship, Rita was a litigation associate and member of the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Group at Mayer Brown LLP. At Mayer Brown, Rita drafted briefs filed in state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Rita also served on the firm's Associate Diversity Council and local pro bono committee.