Deborah Goldberg

Former Program Director, Democracy

Ms. Goldberg supervised all of the Program's scholarship, public education, and legal advocacy, including litigation, promoting full and fair representation of diverse voices in governmental institutions. Ms. Goldberg was the principal author and editor of Writing Reform: A Guide to Drafting State & Local Campaign Finance Laws, and was lead counsel to the intervenor in the Supreme Court case Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC. Her work to protected independent and impartial courts includes publication of Public Funding of Judicial Elections: The Roles of Judges and the Rules of Campaign Finance, 64 Ohio St. L.J. 95 (2003).

Ms. Goldberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as law clerk to Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and to Hon. Constance Baker Motley on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Goldberg was in private practice, concentrating on environmental law. She also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught ethics for three years at Columbia University.