Elisabeth Genn


Elisabeth Genn serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Genn worked on systemic issues in the provision of public benefits to low income New Yorkers at the New York Legal Assistance Group and as a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP, where she was the recipient of the Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award for 2009. Ms. Genn received her J.D. in 2006 from New York University School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif and receiving the George P. Foulk Memorial Award for Outstanding Sincerity and Distinguished Scholarship. While attending NYU, Ms. Genn served as an articles editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics and competed on the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot Court team. She was a finalist in the Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition. From 2006-2007 Ms. Genn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Colleen McMahon on the Southern District of New York. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Genn worked as an Assistant and then Associate Editor at Foreign Affairs magazine. She received her B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in English and Political Science.