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Jennifer Marcovitz

Jennifer Marcovitz is an Attorney-Adviser in the Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser, where she has worked for over seven years.  She currently serves in the Office of Diplomatic Law and Litigation, where she provides advice and plays a lead role in developing litigation positions regarding a variety of immunity-related issues, including the immunities of heads of state, current and former foreign officials, and the United Nations and UN officials.  She also works closely with the Department of Justice’s Office of Foreign Litigation, as well as U.S. diplomatic missions abroad, on overseas litigation, accidents, and other matters involving U.S. personnel in the Middle East region.  Jennifer previously worked in the Office of Employment Law and the Office of United Nations Affairs, where she focused primarily on issues related to international criminal accountability.  Prior to joining the State Department, Jennifer clerked for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, NY.  She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.