Biographical Sketch: Elizabeth Sarah Gere, Esq.Catherine Nugent2020-10-19T17:52:06-04:00
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October 1986 –
JUIY 1980 –
January 1975 –
ELIZABETH SARAH GERE
2737 Devonshire Place, N.W., #411
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 662-2043 (Business)
(202) 234-6949 (Home)
ROSS, DIXON & BELL, L.L.P.
Washington, D. C.
Partner in 100 lawyer firm specializing in litigation with emphasis on
professional liability defense, employment disputes, legal ethics, insurance
coverage and alternative dispute resolution.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Senior Trial Counsel, Civil Division: Responsible for the litigation of a
variety of complex civil cases, including matters relating to international
law and diplomacy.
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ADVOCACY INSTITUTE
Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Director: Directed advocacy program for federal civil litigators.
Conducted intensive two week training courses to teach trial skills in
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Chief, Civil Division (1 982- 1985): Managed civil litigation for three
office District (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton); litigated wide variety of
civil cases including medical malpractice, wrongful death contract,
constitutional and regulatory challenges to federal programs, Bivens
actions, employment discrimination, tried a number of criminal cases as
Assistant United States Attorney (1980-1982): Handled a wide variety of
civil litigation in appellate and district courts.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Assistant Branch Director, Civil Division (September 1978 – July 1980):
Supervised approximately 30 trial attorneys; litigated a variety of civil
cases with an emphasis on matters relating to constitutional and regulatory
issues in national security and military affairs.
Trial Attorney, Civil Division (December 1976 – September 1978):
Litigated variety of civil cases including employment discrimination,
Bivens actions, national security matters, constitutional and regulatory
challenges to government programs.
Trial Attorney, Criminal Division (January 1975 – December 1976):
Litigated civil cases filed against federal officials for damages arising out
of criminal investigations and trials.
LAW CLERK TO UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
JUNE L. GREEN, Washington, D.C.
LAW CLERK FOR DISTFUCT OF COLUMBIA
CORPORATION COUNSEL, Washington, D.C.
May 1972 –
February 197 1 –
PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Hearing Committee Member, District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility, 1994-
Member, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions, 1995-2002
Chair, United States District Court for the District of Columbia Committee on Pro Se Litigation,
Co-Chair, District of Columbia Courts’ Conference on Ensuring Fairness and Access to the
Courts in a Changing World, October 2002
Member, United States District Court for the District of Columbia Lawyer Counseling Panel,
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, Judicial Conference for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1975-1980, 1984, 1986-
Member, Judicial Conference for the District of Columbia Superior Court and Court of Appeals,
Master, American Inns of Court, 1984-1996; Secretary-Treasurer, 1986-1987; Counselor, 1988-
1989; Membership Chair, 1992-1994; Counselor, 1994-1996
Lawyers’ Club of Washington
Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1993-present
Instructor, Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, 198 1 – 1986
Maryland, District of Columbia, Ohio (inactive)
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL LAW CENTER, J.D. 1972
– Graduated with Honors
– Trustee Scholar
– Journal of International Law and Economics – Associate
DENISON UNIVERSITY, Granville, Ohio, B.A. 1969
– Graduated with High Honors
– Phi Beta Kappa