|For Immediate Release||For Further Information Contact:|
|December 28, 2020||Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3211|
Rebecca Anne Womeldorf has been named the new Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. She will be the 17th Reporter of Decisions and the second woman to hold the position. She succeeds Christine Luchok Fallon, who retired from the Court on September 25, 2020, after more than 30 years of service. The Reporter of Decisions prepares a syllabus or summary of the Court’s opinions for the convenience of readers. Ms. Womeldorf will also be responsible for editing the opinions of the Supreme Court and supervising their printing and official publication in the United States Reports. She will oversee a staff of 10 professionals who examine each of the Court’s draft opinions, using the Supreme Court’s own Style Manual, to ensure accuracy and uniformity. She will assume the position on January 13, 2021.
Ms. Womeldorf comes to the Court from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts where she was secretary of the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and chief counsel of the Rules Committee Staff. She supervised a team of professionals who provide substantive and logistical support for the rulemaking process and she managed the publication of federal rules through all rulemaking stages. From 1999 to 2015, Ms. Womeldorf was a litigation partner at Hollingsworth LLP in Washington, D.C. She served as a law clerk to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (Retired) and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1992-1993. Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Womeldorf earned her Bachelor’s degree at Rhodes College, graduating cum laude in 1988, and her J.D. at Washington & Lee School of Law, summa cum laude, in 1991.
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