Clinic Staff & Faculty:
Professor Steven H. Goldblatt, Director
B.A., Franklin & Marshall; J.D., Georgetown
Steven H. Goldblatt is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he serves as the Director of the Appellate Litigation Program and as the Faculty Director of the Supreme Court Institute. He is an active litigator before the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. and the Fourth Circuits and has also argued five cases before the Supreme Court of the United States,
including four Appellate Litigation Program cases. He presently serves as the Chair of the Rules Advisory Committee of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Professor Goldblatt has been the chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee (1982-1999) and has served on other ABA special committees including a term on the Criminal Justice Standards Committee. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 1981, Professor Goldblatt was a prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he litigated before the federal and state appellate courts and supervised the Law Division of the District Attorney's Office. While a prosecutor, he litigated Pennsylvania v. Mimms and Cuyler v. Sullivan in the United States Supreme Court.
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
Ruthanne received her J.D. from the Law Center, summa cum laude, in 2004, and served as a law clerk for Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court.
Ruthanne was a student attorney in the Appellate Litigation Clinic in 2003-2004, and has devoted herself to the craft of appellate advocacy since graduation, practicing in both the private and public sectors. Her most recent position, before returning to Georgetown as a fellow, was as Senior Counsel in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. She also served as an Attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission, and was an associate in the national appellate practice of Sidley Austin, LLP. Ruthanne has briefed cases in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, and in the highest courts of Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin. She has argued before the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits and before the Maryland Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ruthanne's work as an international development economist focused on demonstrating that human capital investments and social inclusion policies could increase growth and reduce poverty. She has worked and traveled widely throughout Southern Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Ruthanne earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude in economics, from Amherst College. She then earned her Masters in International Relations and her Doctorate in Economics from Yale University.
First Year Fellow
Shon Hopwood received a J.D. as a Gates Public Service Law Scholar from the University of Washington School of Law. He served as a law clerk for Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Shon's unusual legal journey began prior to him attending law school and included the U.S. Supreme Court granting two petitions for certiorari he prepared. His articles have been published in the Atlantic.com, Seattle Times, and Huffington Post; and he provided written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of federal sentencing reform. Shon's legal scholarship has been published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties, Fordham, and Washington Law Reviews, as well as the Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure.
As the office manager for the Appellate Litigation Program, Daurie handles the day-to-day administrative functions of the Clinic office. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Daurie worked as a free-lance paralegal and worked for a sole practitioner. Previously, she had worked for a number of law firms in DC as well as in private industry.
A certified paralegal who completed Georgetown's Legal Assistant Program, Daurie also has a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown concentrating in religious studies.