Experts

Michael Waldman, President

Expertise: The Presidency, Congressional Reform, Constitutional Change, Voting Rights & Elections, Money in Politics

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director & Counsel, Washington, D.C. Office

Expertise: Criminal Justice, Racial Justice & Civil Rights, Voting Rights & Elections, Congress and Capitol Hill

Frederick A.O. ('Fritz') Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel

Expertise: Liberty & National Security, Executive Oversight, Money in Politics, Campaign Finance, New York Government Reform
 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Inimai M. Chettiar, Director, Justice Program

Expertise: Criminal Justice, Ending Mass Incarceration, Racial Justice, Law & Economics

Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Senior Counsel, Justice Program  

Expertise: The Private Prison Industry, Preserve Financial Incentives in the Criminal Justice System, Ending Mass Incarceration, Racial Justice

Nicole Zayas Fortier, Counsel & Senior Manager, Justice Program  

Expertise: Law Enforcement and Community Relationships, Criminal Justice Reform, Ending Mass Incarceration

Ames Grawert, Counsel, Justice Program

Expertise: Criminal Justice, Crime Rates in America, Ending Mass Incarceration

Matthew Menendez, Counsel, Justice Program  

Expertise: Fees and Fines in the Criminal Justice System, Government & Court Reform

 

DEMOCRACY

Wendy R. Weiser, Director, Democracy Program

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Government & Court Reform, Constitutional Change, Money in Politics, Trump’s Fraud Commission

Myrna Pérez, Deputy Director, Democracy Program

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Trump’s Fraud Commission, Rights restoration for people with past criminal convictions

Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director, Democracy Program

Expertise: Safeguarding Elections from Foreign Interference, Voting Technology and Infrastructure, Voting Rights & Elections, Money in Politics, New York Government Reform

Natalie Tennant, Manager of State Advocacy

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Automatic Voter Registration, State Elections Issues

Donna Edwards, Senior Fellow

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Money in Politics

Rudy Mehrbani, Spitzer Fellow & Senior Counsel

Expertise: Executive Branch Operations, Congress and Capitol Hill, Voting Rights & Elections

Alicia Bannon, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Fair Courts, Court Reform, Judicial Selection Processes, Judicial Diversity Issues, Influence of Dark Money in Judicial Elections

Chisun Lee, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Campaign Finance Reform, Dark Money, Secret Spending, Voting Rights & Elections, New York Government Reform

Michael Li, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Redistricting, Texas Politics

Ian Vandewalker, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Money in Politics, Dark Money, Government & Court Reform, New York Government Reform, Safeguarding Elections from Foreign Interference

Daniel I. Weiner, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Campaign Finance Reform, Dark Money, Secret Spending, Fair Courts

Jonathan Brater, Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Automatic Voter Registration

Christopher Famighetti, Policy & Research Analyst, Democracy Program

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Voting Technology and Infrastructure

Brent Ferguson, Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Campaign Finance Reform, Dark Money, Secret Spending

Johanna Kalb, Fellow

Expertise: Campaign Finance Reform, Dark Money, Secret Spending

Douglas Keith, Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Myth of Voter Fraud, Campaign Finance Reform

Tomas Lopez, Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Voting Rights, Myth of Voter Fraud, Election Ballots

Thomas Wolf, Counsel, Democracy Program

Expertise: Redistricting

 

LIBERTY & NATIONAL SECURITY

Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Expertise: Surveillance, Government Oversight & Accountability, Privacy & Profiling

Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program

Expertise: Islamophobia, Surveillance, Government Oversight & Accountability, Privacy & Profiling

Michael Price, Senior Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program

Expertise: Technology & Surveillance, Privacy & Profiling, Government Oversight & Accountability

Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Senior Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program

Expertise: Technology & Surveillance, Government Oversight & Accountability

Mike German, Fellow

Expertise: Intelligence Oversight & Reform, Government Oversight & Accountability

Harsha Panduranga, Fellow

Expertise: Liberty & National Security, Extreme Vetting

 

FELLOWS

Donna Edwards, Senior Fellow

Expertise: Voting Rights & Elections, Money in Politics

Rudy Mehrbani, Spitzer Fellow & Senior Counsel

Expertise: Executive Branch Operations, Congress and Capitol Hill, Voting Rights & Elections

Dorothy SamuelsSenior Fellow

Expertise: Fair Courts, Judicial Recusal Reform, Women’s Rights & Reproductive Rights

Victoria BassettiContributor

Expertise: Money in Politics, Elections, Congressional Investigations

Andrew CohenFellow

Expertise: Criminal Justice Reform

Mike German, Fellow

Expertise: Intelligence Oversight & Reform, Government Oversight & Accountability

Johanna Kalb, Fellow

Expertise: Campaign Finance Reform, Dark Money, Secret Spending

Harsha Panduranga, Fellow

Expertise: Liberty & National Security, Extreme Vetting

Eric Ruben, Fellow

Expertise: Second Amendment Jurisprudence

Walter ShapiroFellow

Expertise: Presidential Nominations, Money in Politics, Elections

Ciara Torres-SpelliscyFellow

Expertise: Money in Politics, Dark Money

 

OTHER ISSUES

Eric Ruben, Fellow

Expertise: Second Amendment Jurisprudence

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Vice President for Development

Expertise: Menstrual Equity