Professor Dave Rapallo

B.A., UCLA; J.D., U.C. Hastings; LL.M., Georgetown; LL.M., Georgetown

Dave Rapallo joined the faculty as Clinic Director after spending 23 years in high-level positions in Congress and the White House.  For the past decade, Dave served as Staff Director of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform under then-Chairman Elijah E. Cummings and Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney.  He supervised a team of more than 70 attorneys, investigators, legislative experts, and communications staff, as well as the Committee’s five subcommittees, and oversaw a broad range of legislative efforts.  During President Barack Obama’s first term, Dave served as Senior Director and Counsel for Legislative Oversight at the National Security Council, working directly with the offices of the Chief of Staff, White House Counsel, and Legislative Affairs.  Dave previously served as General Counsel on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and as Chief Investigative Counsel on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform under then-Chairman Henry A. Waxman.  Dave has served on or advised several special committees, including those investigating the events of Hurricane Katrina, the attacks in Benghazi, and the coronavirus pandemic, and he served on the House of Representatives’ team during the impeachment of President Donald Trump.  Dave also served as one of the Clinic’s first Teaching Fellows in the 1990s under the Clinic’s founder, Chai Feldblum.


Courtney French 

Clinical Teaching Fellow

B.S., Duke University; M.S. in Social Work, Columbia University; J.D., Harvard Law School

Courtney French is a Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Federal Legislation Clinic. Before joining Georgetown Law, Courtney served as a senior counsel for the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. During her time on the Oversight Committee staff, Courtney served under Ranking Member Henry Waxman, the late Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney. In addition to her Congressional service, Courtney worked as an attorney representing children in neglect cases in the District of Columbia. She began her career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles with a focus on litigation and appellate law.


Anthony Marcum

Clinical Teaching Fellow

B.A., Ohio State University; J.D., Rutgers Law School; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

Anthony Marcum is a Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Federal Legislation Clinic. Previously, he served as Counsel for U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. Before that, he was a Resident Fellow at the R Street Institute, where his research focused on the federal judiciary and separation of powers. While at R Street, he was an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, teaching students seeking a master’s degree in legislative affairs. Earlier in his career, Anthony was a litigation associate in Michigan and law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.