Kate (Komp) Tarbert '05 to clerk for Chief Justice John Roberts

Kate (Komp) Tarbert

Kate (Komp) Tarbert has accepted a clerkship with the Honorable John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, for the October 2010 term.

Tarbert is currently an associate in the appellate department of O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. She joined O'Melveny & Myers in 2007 after spending the 2005-06 term clerking for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the 2006-07 term as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, which handles appellate litigation for the United States.

At Vanderbilt, Tarbert was a Patrick Wilson Scholar, executive editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and winner of the 2005 Founder's Medal for finishing first in her class. "I'm honored to have this fantastic opportunity," Tarbert says. "I also really appreciate the support I received from Vanderbilt."

"I am so delighted that Kate will have this well-deserved opportunity and honor," said Lisa Bressman, professor of law, who recommended Tarbert for the clerkship. "She continues to make Vanderbilt extremely proud!"

Tarbert earned her B.A. in government and international studies summa cum laude at the University of Notre Dame, where she was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. She is a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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