P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Allon Kedem, 2004

Partner, Arnold & Porter

Allon Kedem is the child of immigrants from Israel and Romania

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Allon Kedem is a partner in Appellate and Supreme Court practice at the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Arnold & Porter. He joined the firm after five years as an Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he briefed and argued cases in the Supreme Court on behalf of the United States.

Allon's mother escaped from Romania as a child, eventually settling with her family in Canada. His father was born and raised in Israel. The two met at Hebrew University before moving to the United States and becoming naturalized citizens. Allon was born in Rochester, New York, in 1979 and grew up in North Carolina.

Allon graduated from Yale Law School in 2005, where he was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He was an undergraduate at Harvard University, from which he graduated in 2002, magna cum laude, with a degree in Social Studies.

Allon served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court, having clerked the prior year for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Before that, he was an attorney-adviser at the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice; he also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Mark R. Kravitz on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2005
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2002
Work History
  • Arnold & Porter, Partner | September 2019 - PRESENT
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant in the Office of the Solicitor General
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