Deanne Maynard spoke to Law360 about the rise of female clerks in the U.S. Supreme Court, and how a clerkship at the high court influences careers.
“It’s definitely been, in many ways, the cornerstone of my career,” said Deanne, who clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Justice Lewis Powell from 1993 to 1995.
Deanne rates her time helping two Supreme Court justices handle cases from beginning to end as key to her joining the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office, where she furthered her expertise arguing several cases before the court on behalf of the United States. “I’m sure having a Supreme Court clerkship on my resume and having had that experience helped me get that job,” she said, adding that her more than 10 Supreme Court arguments would eventually lead to her current appellate practice leadership position at MoFo.
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