Constitutional Law Litigator Alexa Gervasi (L’16) Returns to the Georgetown Center for the Constitution as its Executive Director
August 26, 2022
The Georgetown Center for the Constitution welcomes Alexa L. Gervasi as the Center’s Executive Director. She previously served as the Center’s first Program Manager while she was also a student in Georgetown Law’s evening program. After earning her JD from Georgetown Law, she worked as an associate for Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. She then clerked for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for Judge Don. R. Willett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Following her clerkships, Gervasi worked as a litigation attorney for the Institute for Justice, a national civil rights firm.
Gervasi returned to the Center on August 22, 2022, to assume the position of Executive Director of the Center. In that role, Gervasi will oversee all aspects of the Center’s activities, with an emphasis on its Originalism Outside of Academia initiative.
Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett, the Center’s faculty director, remarked: “I am thrilled to have Alexa back at Georgetown. When I first met her as a first-year law student, I knew she was going to make a difference. I recruited her to be the first Program Manager of the Center and she essentially created that position. She will now be able to create the position of Executive Director. I know she will make a huge impact at the Center, both inside and outside the walls of Georgetown, and be a wonderful resource for Georgetown students.”
Gervasi has represented clients in a wide range of constitutional matters and regularly served as amicus on important constitutional issues before the courts. She has litigated cases at every level in both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Her practice focused on fighting immunity doctrines and restoring constitutional accountability. Gervasi’s opinion pieces and commentary regularly appear in popular publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Reuters, and The Week.
Gervasi celebrated her appointment as Executive Director, commenting: “I could not be more honored to be returning to Georgetown Law and the Center. This is where my passion for the Constitution and the rights it guarantees was ignited, and I cannot wait to share that passion with others, in academia and beyond.”
William M. Treanor, Dean and Executive Vice President, noted: “I am delighted to welcome Alexa Gervasi back to Georgetown Law, where I know she will continue the important work of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and be an engaged resource for students.”
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