Beth C. Neitzel

Beth Neitzel’s practice focuses on appellate matters and government and regulatory litigation. She has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels in high-profile cases involving the First Amendment, administrative law, antitrust, copyright, criminal law and procedure, Native American law, civil rights, immigration law, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. She also has stand-up trial experience in federal court. 

Ms. Neitzel previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Honorable David S. Tatel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Ms. Neitzel attended Stanford Law School, where she served as a senior editor of the Stanford Law Review, won the Marion Rice Kirkwood Memorial moot court competition, and assisted in drafting multiple merits and cert-stage briefs as a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Ms. Neitzel was a graduate student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley before beginning her legal career.



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  • Education

    • JD, Stanford University Law School, 2013

      Senior Productions Editor, Stanford Law Review, Best Brief and Best Overall Team, Kirkwood Moot Court Competition

    • MA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2009


    • BA, Political Science, Macalester College, 2003

      summa cum laude

      Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court, 2016 - 2017

    • The Hon. David S. Tatel, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2014 - 2015

    • The Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2013 - 2014