Andrea Olson’s scholarship focuses on the application of federalism and separation of powers principles to issues of civil procedure and remedies. She examines assumptions behind structural constitutional rules, and tests whether those assumptions are consistent with judicially constructed procedural and remedial tests. Her current project explores the federalism principles implicated by the requirement that federal courts apply federal rules of equity in diversity cases.
Andrea is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Before joining Harvard Law as a Climenko Fellow, she clerked for the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Jon S. Tigar in the Northern District of California. She also spent a year at Latham & Watkins LLP, working on a diverse set of projects ranging from a union decertification petition before the Federal Labor Relations Authority to health care M&A diligence and analysis of federal anti-kickback law compliance. Prior to law school, Andrea worked as a regulatory consultant at one of the country’s largest non-profit HMOs focusing on the Affordable Care Act. She also spent time in politics and government as an aide to a state legislator and staff on a presidential campaign.