Powers is pleased to welcome the firm’s 2018 summer associates, Natalie Dobek and Ryan Spraker. Natalie will work with the firm’s healthcare team, and Ryan will work with the firm’s education group.

Natalie is a student at Georgetown University Law Center, where she serves as the vice president of the Health Law Society and writes for the Food and Drug Law Journal. She is also a member of Lawyers for Reproductive Justice and the Women’s Legal Alliance.

While pursuing her law degree, she has interned at the DC Department of Health Office of the General Counsel as a Board of Medicine legal intern. Her roles included drafting negotiated settlement agreements, researching and revising policies relating to telemedicine and clinical labs and assisting with the Death with Dignity program.

Prior to law school, Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Marketing at Florida State University. As an undergraduate, she also worked as a health law intern, a hospital administration intern and a legislative affairs intern.

Ryan is a student at The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the George Washington International Law Review, the Commercial and Business Law Association, and Street Law, a student organization that teaches youth about the justice system.

Since May 2017, Ryan has worked as a law clerk at the Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch of the National Labor Relations Board. He’s also worked as a research assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program at The George Washington University Law School.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at College of Charleston Honors College, where he was elected president of the Student Government Association. While in college, he worked as an intern at the Solicitor’s Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina and as a law clerk at a personal injury law firm.

The Powers summer associate program exposes law students to the firm’s practices throughout a 10-week period. The program provides summer associates with challenging work, practical training and the opportunity to work and socialize with many of our lawyers, professionals and staff.

For more information about the Powers summer associate program, click here. To apply to our summer associate program, please contact Recruiting@powerslaw.com.