Olivia O’Hea is an Associate in the Education practice group at Powers.
Olivia received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2021. During law school, Olivia clerked for the House Committee on the Judiciary, Oversight Division and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act Unit. She also worked as a student attorney in Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, and she served as a research assistant for Professor Victoria Nourse, where she focused on statutory interpretation and Congressional power.
Olivia was the Managing Editor of Articles for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, a member of the Appellate Advocacy Division of Georgetown’s Barristers’ Council, and a delegate on the Student Bar Association. While at Georgetown, Olivia was recognized as Best Advocate at the 50th Annual Leahy Moot Court Competition, Regional Best Advocate at the American Bar Association NAAC Moot Court Competition, and she received the Dean’s Certificate for outstanding service to the Law Center community. She was also published in The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and has a forthcoming publication in the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Journal of Supreme Court History.
Olivia earned her undergraduate degree from Drake University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Politics, and Society and Public Relations in 2016.
Olivia joined Powers in September 2021 after working as a summer associate for the firm.