Research Attorney April Wimberley

B.A., University of Virginia, 1995, J.D., Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, 2002, where she served as a staff editor of Law Review and William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law.

Member, Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia. After law school, April served as a clerk to the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, U.S. District Court (District of Delaware) and then as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells. April practiced in the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology regulatory group for eight years, counseling life-science clients regarding the development, approval, and marketing of regulated products. In that role, she drafted numerous petitions and other submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, prepared statements for Congressional hearings, and advised clients regarding fee waivers and the protection of confidential commercial information. While at Hogan Lovells April also participated in several pro bono projects, winning asylum for a politically persecuted client from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and leading the firm’s successful representation of Virginia prisoners illegally denied parole eligibility. For several years she also served as a volunteer attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, and she has counseled migrant mothers and children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. In her free time April likes to travel and spend time with her two sons.