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Distinguished Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Schulman Bhattacharya; The Firm Welcomes Courtney Schaefer to its Rapidly Expanding Litigation Practice

Jan 17

Schulman Bhattacharya is proud to announce that Courtney Schaefer has joined the Firm as an associate attorney.  Ms. Schaefer is an experienced former federal prosecutor, law firm litigator, and federal “rocket docket” law clerk. She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee of the Alexandria Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Following her clerkship, she was an Honors Attorney with the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice where she received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.  Immediately prior to joining Schulman Bhattacharya, she practiced criminal defense and commercial litigation in private practice.

Ms.  Schaefer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where she was a Public Interest Scholar and Articles Editor for the Journal of Labor and Employment law.  Upon graduation she was awarded the Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award for Special Promise in Civil Trial Advocacy.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University, with minors in Spanish and Women’s Studies. During college, she studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and has enjoyed opportunities to use her language skills throughout her career.  A Montgomery County native, Ms. Schaefer is also a graduate and board member of Leadership Montgomery. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Jeremy W. Schulman, Managing Member of Schulman Bhattacharya, stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Courtney Schaefer, who brings years of experience with the Department of Justice, in private practice, and as a federal law clerk to the Firm’s world class commercial litigation department.  We are proud of what the Firm has accomplished since its founding in 2017, and pleased that Ms. Schaefer will be working with us for the next exciting chapter in our growth trajectory.  We know that she will make important contributions to our expanding roster of clients.”

Schulman Bhattacharya, LLC is an international law firm based in the Washington, D.C. area focused on resolving the most complex and challenging commercial disputes facing its clients— through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and informal negotiation. The Firm has vast experience representing clients in nearly every industry sector. The Firm represents companies of all sizes, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and it represents individuals with valuable commercial and personal interests to protect.