Rebecca L. Thompson was appointed Special Counsel to the Clerk of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in September 2016. She began her tenure with the Court in 1996 as a staff attorney in the Legal Division. Following her graduation from Agnes Scott College and Wake Forest University School of Law, Ms. Thompson served as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina and subsequently as a trial attorney in the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. She taught at Georgetown Law from 1987 to 1993 and worked in private practice until joining the Court.