Adele El-Khouri is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Ms. El-Khouri joined the firm after serving as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she advised the White House, the Attorney General, and federal agencies on major questions of constitutional, statutory and administrative law. She previously clerked for Judge Pamela A. Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge Stephen A. Higginson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. El-Khouri earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, won the Bass Berry & Sims Intramural Moot Court Competition, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in history and French from Northwestern University.
Before attending law school, Ms. El-Khouri worked for a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Chicago. She speaks Spanish and French.