Caitlin is a third year J.D. student at Wake Forest University School of Law where she serves as an Executive Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review. Her coursework has focused on art and cultural property law, intellectual property law, administrative law, estate planning, secured transactions, employment law, and appellate advocacy. Prior to law school, Caitlin interned with an art and history museum where she gained experience in acquisitions and collections management. Caitlin also holds a B.A. in Classics with a minor in Art History from Washington & Lee University. As an undergraduate, she completed a semester abroad in Greece and Istanbul, Turkey where she had the opportunity to research Byzantine artifacts and study their significance to Greece’s cultural history.
Alana Smith graduated from American University, Washington College of Law in May 2013. During law school she represented pro bono clients in Montgomery County courts as a student attorney for the Washington College of Law General Practice Clinic and was a Senator for the Student Bar Association. She has worked with Cultural Heritage Partners for the better part of three years, researching issues such as state recognition of Native American tribes and cultural resource concerns in the energy industry. She also supports our advocacy clients, helping to organize fly-ins and lobby days. Prior to law school, Alana worked in the healthcare consulting industry. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in business administration and a minor in art history.
Alex Hewett graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2013. During law school, Alex worked as a summer associate for Cultural Heritage Partners, where he prepared memoranda to advise cultural resource management firms on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Executive Orders and other federal regulations. He currently supports our advocacy practice and focuses much of his work on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). During law school, as a legal extern for a US Attorney’s Office, Alex researched and drafted projects in preparation for litigation involving criminal acts, including narcotics trafficking and tax evasion; and for civil actions involving the Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act. Before attending law school, Alex interned for three members of Congress and a gubernatorial candidate. He also interned with a law firm where he contributed to major cases and assisted the firm’s politically active partners with speech drafting, campaign support and preparation for congressional confirmation hearings. Alex earned an A.B., summa cum laude, in Government and minors in Studio Art and Art History from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Alex was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and selected for the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society