Immediately prior to joining the full-time Law Center faculty in 2007, Professor Sirota was an attorney for the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised and trained lawyers on professional responsibility issues in criminal and civil matters. She also taught Professional Responsibility as an adjunct faculty member.
Previously, Professor Sirota was Counsel for Ethics and Administration for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Before joining the government, she was a partner at Baach Robinson & Lewis, where she practiced civil litigation. Professor Sirota also served for six years as an appointed hearing committee member for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility.
Professor Sirota currently serves as Ethics Counsel to the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project. She is also a member of the DCVLP Advisory Council.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
"POLITICO Playbook: Did Trump just threaten a shutdown over impeachment?," coverage by Politico, November 4, 2019, mentioning Professor Rima Sirota.
Professors Hope Babcock, Gregg Bloche, John Copacino, Deborah Epstein, Daniel Ernst, James Feinerman, Anne Fleming, Sheila Foster, Maria Glover, Vida Johnson, Gregory Klass, David Luban, Allegra McLeod, Naomi Mezey, Sherally Munshi, Alicia Plerhoples, Jarrod Reich, Tanina Rostain, Rima Sirota, Abbe Smith, and Kristen Tiscione are among 1700 signatories on a letter, published by The New York Times, delivered to the United States Senate, October 4, 2018, presenting concerns of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's qualifications to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.