Whitney Hermandorfer's practice focuses on appellate litigation and analysis of legal issues that arise in trial courts and administrative proceedings. She has assisted in the representation of clients in appeals covering issues of constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation, as well as in complex criminal and civil matters at the trial level.
Whitney graduated with highest honors from The George Washington University Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review and received the John Bell Larner Award for obtaining the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating Juris Doctor class. Whitney joined Williams & Connolly in 2015. In the October Term 2018, Whitney served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito on the United States Supreme Court. She previously clerked for Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh when he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to attending law school, Whitney earned a B.A. in Sociology from Princeton University, where she was co-captain of the Women’s Varsity Basketball Team.
Blown Coverage: Tackling the Law’s Failure to Protect Athlete-Whistleblowers, 14 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 250 (2015)
Admitted only in Virginia. Practice supervised by D.C. Bar members pursuant to D.C. Court of Appeals Rule 49(c)(8).