Education

  • Stanford University (B.A., 2012)
  • Vanderbilt Law School (J.D., 2020)

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Not admitted to D.C. but being supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar member

Dora I. Duru practices in the Firm's Complex Litigation, Pharmaceutical Products, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Duru served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she verified that contractual documents were consistent with relevant federal regulations or guidelines, and documented facts and conducted legal research to support agency arguments in contesting a claim against the agency.  During law school, she served as a Legal Extern at the U.S. Department of State, as an Intern at the Public Defender's Office in Jacksonville, FL, and as a Legal Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy.

Ms. Duru received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology, and was a Bennet Douglas Bell Memorial Award Recipient, an award that recognizes the senior law class member who "embodies the highest conception of the ethics of the profession."  She also received the Best Oralist Award in the Vanderbilt Law School Moot Court Competition.  Ms. Duru graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations where, among other things, she was a member of the Student-led Movement to End Mass Atrocities and Genocide, known as STAND, which supports initiatives to raise awareness of, respond to, and end mass atrocities and campaigns of genocide.

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