National Association of Attorneys General
Supreme Court Fellows Winter 2014
The NAAG Supreme Court Fellows program gives deputy and assistant attorneys general an opportunity for direct and rigorous exposure to the practices of the U.S. Supreme Court. This hands-on experience allows selected attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General to come to Washington, D.C. for several months during the Court�s argument session. During this time, they watch oral arguments, participate in moot courts, prepare an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case, and draft the biweekly Supreme Court Report. The following two fellows are working with NAAG Supreme Court counsel through March:
Laura Fox is an assistant attorney general in the Opinions, Appeals, and Ethics Section of Alaska�s Department of Law. In this capacity, she represents the state in civil appeals on a wide variety of topics ranging from natural resources to child protection. She also handles special projects including expedited election litigation, attorney general opinions, and occasional criminal cases. Previously, she worked as a law clerk to Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court. While studying at Yale Law School, she participated in the Landlord/Tenant Clinic as a student director representing low-income clients in eviction defense cases. Laura also held summer positions at Goodwin Procter LLP and the Suffolk County District Attorney�s Office in Boston, Mass. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running, and mountaineering. She has backpacked the length of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail, and climbed previously unclimbed peaks on an expedition to Kyrgyzstan. Laura received her bachelor�s degree in Psychology from Swarthmore College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Genevieve Nadeau is an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General�s Office. She has been in this role since January 2012, litigating enforcement actions under state and federal anti-discrimination laws including cases on fair housing, racially-motivated bullying and harassment, equal access to places of public accommodation, and handicap access to online products and services. In order to protect and advance civil rights, she implements creative strategies such as litigation and appellate advocacy, development of policies and legislation, engagement with public interest groups, and public speaking and education. She has also authored amicus briefs addressing important civil rights issues including human trafficking, fair housing enforcement, and equal marriage rights. Before joining the Attorney General�s Office, she was an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and prior to that, she was an assistant to the National Platform director and researcher with Obama for America. From 2002-2008, Genevieve was an associate with Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP in Los Angeles, and then with Paul Hastings LLP in Los Angeles and New York. Outside of work, Genevieve enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and working on home improvement projects. She is also training to run her first 5K. Genevieve holds a bachelor�s degree in political science and economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received her J.D. from Stanford Law School.