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.

Jessica Killin

Clinical Teaching Fellow

B.S., University of Tampa; J.D., Georgetown

Jessica Killin has almost 20 years of experience working in and with Congress, and she has a passion for mentoring and teaching.  She recently served as Chief of Staff for several Members of the House of Representatives and worked earlier in her career for Senators Bill Nelson and Tom Carper.  Jessica also served for ten years as Assistant Vice President of Federal Government Relations in USAA’s Washington, D.C. office, during which she was responsible for interfacing and engaging with government officials in both chambers of Congress and the administration about legislative and political issues relating to consumer banking and tax policy matters.  Prior to that, Jessica was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham and Watkins, LLP where she represented large private equity funds and corporations in mergers, acquisitions, and related corporate transactional matters.  Jessica is a veteran who served in the United States Army from 1995 until 2000, where she was a Captain in the Military Police Corps.  Jessica is an avid athlete and completed the Ironman Arizona Triathlon in 2016.  She enjoys traveling and cooking and took a year away from public policy in 2018 to obtain her Sommelier Certification (WSET and Court of Master Sommeliers).

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.

Eugenia Alvarez is the office manager for the Federal Legislation Clinic, where she handles the day-to-day administrative operations of the clinic. Eugenia also serves as the office manager for the Health Justice Alliance Clinic and the business manager for the Harrison Institute for Public Law.

Prior to joining Georgetown Law, Eugenia worked at the World Bank for 23 years as a program assistant and executive assistant in the Legal Vice Presidency Unit. She also previously worked as a paralegal for an immigration attorney in private practice.