Elizabeth L. Kade

  • Director, Office of Private Practice

Before joining the Office of Career Services, Elizabeth Kade was a trial attorney at the Federal Programs Branch in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice for three years. While at the DOJ, she recruited for and ran her office’s legal intern program and was a founding board member for the Recruitment and Retention Group of DOJ’s Gender Equality Network. Kade’s practice focused on high-profile civil litigation defending challenges to federal statutes, regulations and agency actions, including administrative law, constitutional law and employment discrimination cases.

Prior to the DOJ, Kade was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Vinson & Elkins for three years. At V&E, Kade was a member of the firm’s Energy Regulation Group, where her practice focused on rate and tariff litigation, project development and compliance, and regulatory compliance for natural gas, liquids and electric clients. During her tenure at V&E, Kade served on the office’s on-grounds recruiting teams for the University of Virginia and Georgetown and was involved in V&E’s Women’s Initiative.

Kade received a B.A. in government and Russian studies from the College of William & Mary and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.  During her time at the law school, she was a member of the executive board of the Virginia Journal of International Law, Virginia Law Women and the Human Rights Program.

  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    College of William & Mary

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