Laura Ruppalt


Laura Ruppalt is an associate at Boyden Gray PLLC, where her practice focuses on administrative and environmental law. She previously clerked for Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 


Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Ruppalt spent more than a decade as a research engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. She authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications, regularly presented at national and international conferences, and served as a subject matter expert for radar and nanotechnology programs. 


Ms. Ruppalt graduated first in her class from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where she served as articles editor for the George Mason Law Review and received both the 2019 Murphy Prize and the 2021 American Law Institute CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award. During this time, she worked as a Research Fellow at Boyden Gray PLLC.


Ms. Ruppalt earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, winning support from the National Science Foundation and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships. She received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from Princeton University.


J.D., summa cum laude, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, 2021
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
B.S.E., summa cum laude, Princeton University, 2002

Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit

Federalist Society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member


Ms. Ruppalt is not a member of the D.C. Bar; her practice is limited to providing legal services related to proceedings before federal agencies and federal courts, pursuant to D.C Appellate Rules 49(c)(2) and (c)(3).