Joseph Balhoff is a law clerk to Judge M. Miller Baker of the United States Court of International Trade. He will next work as an associate for the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP. As a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, he served in various leadership positions for the Journal of Law & Technology and was an active member of the Federalist Society. During law school, Joseph worked as a summer associate for Vinson & Elkins LLP, as a law clerk for Kean Miller LLP, and as an intern for Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. A lifelong Louisianian, he graduated summa cum laude in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, where he was selected as one of the program’s top students.
Jameson Broggi is a U.S. Marine Corps judge advocate, currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. Before going active duty, Jameson clerked for the Honorable Joseph Falvey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He has broad governmental and nonprofit experience, having held positions in the U.S. Senate, the South Carolina Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the chambers of Judge Richard J. Leon at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Jameson earned his J.D. at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is the author of the South Carolina REACH Act, signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster on April 28, 2021. The Act requires all South Carolina college students to take a three-credit hour class on the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and The Federalist Papers to graduate.
Zach Carstens is a law clerk for Judge Brantley Starr of the Northern District of Texas. Previously, he clerked for Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd of the Texas Supreme Court. He graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, Vice President of the Federalist Society, and a board member of Christian Legal Society. During law school, he worked at the Office of the Texas Solicitor General. Prior to law school, he was a preacher at a church in Texas. Upon completion of his clerkship this fall, he will be joining the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with degrees in English and Biblical Text.
Ethan Foster is completing a clerkship for the Honorable Lawrence VanDyke of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Previously, he clerked for the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Victor J. Wolski of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In 2017, Mr. Foster received a J.D. and M.A. in History from the University of Virginia, where he won the law school’s Roger and Madeleine Traynor Prize for best written work. He also served as President of the school’s Jessup International Moot Court Team and as a Submissions Editor for the Journal of Law & Politics. He received his B.A. in Government from Patrick Henry College, graduating summa cum laude with high honors.
Ethan Harper will soon begin clerking for Judge William Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He is a 2023 graduate of Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law, Ethan was the President of the Harvard Federalist Society, President of the Harvard Law Midwest Club, a Notes Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and served on the boards of the Students for Life and Catholic Law Students Association. He also worked as a research assistant for Ed Whelan. Ethan has served as a law clerk for Senator Josh Hawley and Attorney General Eric Schmitt. He has also served as an intern to the Honorable Dabney L. Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Ethan holds a B.A. from New York University.
Daniel Lifton is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice and its Appeals and Strategic Counseling Group. Daniel is a former clerk to the Honorable Steven J. Menashi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Daniel received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as the Vice President of the Federalist Society and senior editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law. He received his M.S. in computer science from the University of Chicago, and B.S. in biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Matthew Myatt is currently a clinical fellow at Harvard Law School’s Religious Freedom Clinic. He previously clerked for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Michael Truncale of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Before his clerkships, he spent a year in Uganda as a legal fellow representing pretrial detainees and doing public justice reform work. He received his J.D. from Pepperdine Law School, where he served as Literary Citation Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review, president of the Christian Legal Society, and a teaching assistant for Legal Research & Writing. He also received Order of the Barristers in Appellate Advocacy for his work on the moot court team. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Pepperdine University.
Elle Rogers will graduate in 2023 from the University of Chicago Law School and will then clerk for the Honorable James C. Ho of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. While at Chicago, Elle has served as Chairman of the Edmund Burke Society, internal vice president of the UChicago Federalist Society, and President of UChicago Law Students for Life. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Richard Epstein. During law school, Elle was a judicial intern for the Honorable Steven J. Menashi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a summer associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She was a 2020 Publius Fellow and has also held fellowships with the John Jay Institute and the New Civil Liberties Alliance. Elle graduated as valedictorian of her class at The King’s College, where she earned a B.A. in Philosophy.
Kaitlyn Schiraldi is an associate at Mountain States Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm dedicated to defending the rights enshrined in our Constitution. Aside from litigation, she files amicus briefs, drafts comments on agency regulations, is a frequent webinar panelist, and has been published in The Detroit News, RealClearEnergy, and The Truth About Guns. Kaitlyn graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree, with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin. During law school, Kaitlyn was one of four students chosen to represent wrongly convicted clients in her law school’s prestigious Innocence Clinic. Currently, Kaitlyn is one of four young leaders that heads the Nashville Federalist Society’s Young Lawyers Committee—helping plan local events where the brightest legal minds come speak. She is also a member of the Steamboat Institute’s Emerging Leader’s Council.
Zack Smith is a Legal Fellow and Manager of the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Program in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He previously served for several years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Florida. Prior to that, he spent two years as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, which he joined after clerking for the Hon. Emmett R. Cox on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Smith received his undergraduate, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Florida. During law school, Smith served as the Editor in Chief of the Florida Law Review and served on the executive boards of several student organizations, including the UF Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Daniel Sweeney is a law clerk to Judge Barbara Lagoa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Daniel earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was co-president of the Federalist Society. Daniel holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University.
Daniel Vitagliano is a Constitutional Law Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Come fall, he will work as an associate at Consovoy McCarthy PLLC. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge S. Kyle Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Dan graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an associate managing editor of the St. John’s Law Review and a student fellow for the St. John’s Center for Law and Religion. During law school, he worked as a summer associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and interned for Judges Joseph F. Bianco and Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island.
Brian Walsh is an Associate Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Ted Cruz. He attended George Washington Law School, where he was Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society and a research assistant for Professor Renée Lettow Lerner. During law school, Walsh was a legal fellow for the Committee for Justice and interned for the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Alliance Defending Freedom. Walsh holds a B.S. in Political Science and History from Eastern Michigan University.
Daniel Whitehead currently serves as an Assistant General Counsel to Governor Ron DeSantis. He previously clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for Judge Daniel Manion and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for Judge Joseph Leo Toth. Daniel also worked in the appellate litigation division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He attended Ave Maria School of Law and Ave Maria University, majoring in Classical Languages and Literature.