Kamaile Turčan's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, complex litigation, and client counseling. Her experience includes serving as an attorney-advisor in the Office of General Counsel, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for five years where she provided legal advice to agency clients on the application of federal statutes to the management of fishery resources and protected species within the Western and Central Pacific Region, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. She also assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in defending challenges to agency decisions in federal court and briefed cases before the District of Hawaii and the Ninth Circuit.
Immediately prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Kamaile was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States. She also clerked with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Kamaile has taught classes in administrative law and in legal practice as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.
- University of Hawaii (J.D. 2008; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review; Valedictorian); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Integrative Biology 2001)
- District of Columbia, Hawaii, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
- Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (2011-2016)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States (2016 Term); Judge Richard Clifton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2010-2011); and Judge David Ezra, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (2009-2010)