Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes 2023 Summer Associates


Caplin & Drysdale is excited to welcome three summer associates to our 2023 Summer Associate Program. For the next several weeks the Summer Associates will work on challenging assignments with our attorneys while receiving guidance and a real-world perspective on life after graduation.

Christina Danberg will begin her 3L year at Georgetown University Law Center this fall. At Georgetown, Christina is the Managing Editor for the American Criminal Law Review’s Annual Survey of White Collar Crime. She is also a Legal Practice Law Fellow, an Admissions Ambassador, and was previously the Vice-President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. Recently Christina was working as a Legal Extern for the Chambers of Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She gradationed from The College of William & Mary with a B.A., summa cum laude, in English and Government. At William & Mary, Christina was a Member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society, Elections Chair for Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, a Member of the Senior Class Gift Committee – Office of Advancement and a Lead Class Ambassador.  In addition, she studied abroad for a semester in Athens where she participated in a service trip working with unaccompanied minor refugees in Samos. 

Alejandra Pazzi just completed her 2L year at The Catholic University-Columbus School of Law where she was awarded the Dean Merit Scholarship, a merit-based full tuition scholarship. Alejandra will serve as the Vice-President of the John Paul II Guild of Catholic Lawyers this upcoming year. She previously served as the Associate Editor of the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology. In 2022, Alejandra was the firm’s Caplin-Swanson Diversity Fellow. She also attended undergrad at The Catholic University of America, where she received her B. S. in International Economics and Finance. During her time at Catholic University Alejandra was on the Academic Dean’s List with Distinction, a Member of the University Honors Program, and a recipient of the Father O’Connell Parish Scholarship and the University Honors Scholarship.  She was previously an intern with Braid-Forbes Health Research in Washington, D.C. and will soon be an intern at Napa Legal.

Madeleine Smith will begin her 3L year at New York University School of Law this fall. Madeleine serves as the Senior Notes Editor of the Environmental Law Journal and is a member of the Tax Law Association, Environmental Law Society, and Social Entrepreneurship & Startup Law Group and West Coast Connection. She received her B. A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, a Big Sister/Mentor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and a Historical Memory Fellow for CASA Barcelona while studying abroad in Barcelona. Most recently, Madeleine was an Annotator for the Linguistic Data Consortium in Philadelphia and served as Legal Research Intern for a law firm in New York.

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