Alexa L. Gervasi is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. She oversees all of the Center’s activities, with emphasis on its Originalism Outside of Academia initiative. Gervasi previously worked as an attorney for the Institute for Justice, where her practice focused on fighting immunity doctrines and restoring constitutional accountability. She has represented clients in a wide range of constitutional matters, including before the United States Supreme Court, and regularly served as amicus on important constitutional issues. As a litigator, Gervasi often called on originalism and textualism to persuade courts and protect the rights of individuals.
Prior to joining the Institute for Justice, Gervasi clerked for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Don R. Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also previously practiced general business litigation as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Her opinion pieces and commentary regularly appear in popular publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Reuters, and she?s a regular guest on legal podcasts and radio shows.
Gervasi earned her JD from Georgetown Law as an evening student. While attending classes at night, Gervasi spent her days working as the Georgetown Center for the Constitution’s first-ever Program Manager. She used the lessons she learned from the Center as the foundational principles for her constitutional practice, which provided her with skills and expertise that she now uses as the Center’s first Executive Director.