Join OPIA for a group advising session with Mark Freeman, Director of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the Department of Justice. Mr. Freeman will briefly share insights from his career path and then answer questions students have about working at the DOJ, appellate litigation, and public interest lawyering more generally. Please RSVP below. Note that attendance will be capped at 26 people. Please bring your own lunch.
Mark R. Freeman is the Director of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Civil Appellate Staff represents the United States in civil cases in the federal courts of appeals, and the Staff’s portfolio includes many of the most difficult, sensitive, and consequential appeals in the government. As Director, Mr. Freeman supervises the briefing and argument of hundreds of federal appeals each year. In his nearly twenty years at DOJ, Mr. Freeman has personally argued more than 75 appeals on behalf of the United States, including matters in all thirteen federal courts of appeals, before multiple en banc courts, and in the Supreme Court.
Mr. Freeman joined the Department of Justice in 2004 through the Attorney General’s Honors Program after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Sandra Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Mr. Freeman graduated in 2003 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He lives with his wife and daughters in Arlington, Virginia.
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