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David Rabe is a long way from his native Wisconsin, but for this history buff Washington D.C. is a great place to be. He joined the NAAG staff in August as a participant in the George Washington University Law School’s Pathways to Practice Fellowship Program, which allows recent graduates to obtain practical experience that will compliment the legal skills they developed in law school.
As a visiting fellow, David assists the NAAG Tobacco Project by writing briefs, researching bankruptcy issues, and attending hearings. He will also be assisting the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), NAAG’s research and training arm, with developing materials on state Freedom of Information Act laws.
He completed several internships during his time in law school including working with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and in the Office of Exempt Organizations within the Internal Revenue Service.
He welcomes this new experience of working with state AG offices and believes it is complimentary to what he has done previously. “I hope to learn more about legal issues that attorneys general face and about NAAG’s role in serving the needs of state governments,” he said. “After getting some experience on the federal level, I’m finding it satisfying to help with the various issues states are facing.” David hopes to continue his career in the government in some capacity.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Trinity International University and a J.D. from the George Washington School of Law. He was recently admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Whenever he is not writing briefs for work, David enjoys bicycling, photography, and remaining active in his church. He’d like to reconnect with sailing, an activity he did in high school and college.