Prior to joining ZwillGen, Ariel served as an Oversight Fellow with Senator Elizabeth Warren. Alongside the Senator’s Oversight and Investigations staff, Ariel drafted letters and created staff reports to question government agencies and private corporations on alleged illegal conduct or fraud concerning data breaches, consumer protection, and Executive Branch conflicts of interest. Ariel previously worked on Capitol Hill as an oversight law clerk with both the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). She assisted Committee staff on a variety of oversight issues, including cybersecurity in the healthcare sector, sexual harassment in Congress, and the opioid epidemic. Ariel also worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael Rankin at the D.C. Superior Court, recommending rulings and authoring court orders for civil litigation discovery disputes and pending motions in wiretapping, trademark, discrimination, and fraud cases.
At The George Washington University Law School, Ariel focused her studies on public policy, technology, and criminal law. Ariel was a member of the International Law in Domestic Courts Journal and a member of both the Mock Trial and Moot Court Boards. In 2016, Ariel was a semi-finalist in the GW Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, and in 2015 Ariel received the Best Oralist award for achieving the highest individual score in the GW Trial Advocacy Competition that was open to all 1,000 GW 2Ls and 3Ls.
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