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Sharon A. Sprague


Senior Assistant, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Stanford University; J.D.; University of California at Berkeley

A.B. in History, with honors, Stanford University; J.D., University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Following graduation from law school, Professor Sprague worked for a...

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A.B. in History, with honors, Stanford University; J.D., University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Following graduation from law school, Professor Sprague worked for a small civil-litigation firm in San Francisco, before clerking for the Honorable Rose Elizabeth Bird, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. After her clerkship, Professor Sprague was an Associate in the Washington, DC, offices of Kaye, Scholer, and then in the firm of Fox, Bennett and Turner (now Fox Kiser). In 1987, Professor Sprague began work as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. Following multi-year rotations in that Office’s local and federal trial divisions, Professor Sprague served in the Office’s top management, first as Executive Assistant for Management, and then as Executive Assistant for Operations, under U.S. Attorney Eric Holder. In 1998, Professor Sprague returned to the Office’s Appellate Division, as a Senior Assistant, where she has remained. In that capacity, she represents the United States in both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, briefing and arguing her own cases, as well as assisting and mentoring other Assistants and student law clerks.

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