Jennifer Walrath works on a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, claims under the Administrative Procedure Act, regulatory challenges and civil rights litigation related primarily to redistricting and claims under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Ms. Walrath also is a member of the team representing the Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, where she focuses on the pursuit of assets in foreign jurisdictions.
Ms. Walrath has represented a charitable organization in its efforts to challenge federal agency rulemaking and summary judgment was obtained striking down the proposed regulation. She has represented a number of clients in business tort, intellectual property and employment litigation, including cases before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Walrath advises clients regarding campaign finance law, registration and reporting requirements under the Lobbying Disclosure Act and various election law issues, including congressional and legislative redistricting. Recently, she was part of a team that challenged the constitutionality of the State of Maine’s congressional districts, obtaining a decision from a three-judge panel that Maine must redraw its districts in advance of elections to be held in the year 2012. Ms. Walrath currently is working on redistricting matters in other states.
Ms. Walrath assists and represents clients in a variety of procurement-related controversies, including bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and small business size and eligibility protests and appeals (HUBZone, SDVOSB, 8(a), woman-owned) before the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). She also litigates adverse agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
While at the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Walrath was an Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. Her note, “The Promise of a Better Way: Biometric Voter Identification and the Homeless,” 14 Geo. J. On Poverty L. & Pol'y 95, was published in the Winter 2007 edition of the journal. In addition to her journal activities, Ms. Walrath helped formulate federal disability legislation through the Law Center’s Federal Legislation Clinic, competed in the 2006 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and coached a team that won the same competition in 2007. Ms. Walrath also was a delegate to the Law Center’s Student Bar Association and worked as a research assistant for Professor Chai Feldblum. Prior to law school, Ms. Walrath was an intern for the now former Senator Chuck Hagel.