Mimi Murray Digby Marziani

Former Counsel

Mimi Murray Digby Marziani served as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program where she focused on money in politics, voting rights and legislative dysfunction.  In this role, Ms. Marziani litigated election law cases in federal courts across the country, including before the U.S. Supreme Court.  She also played an active role in the Brennan Center’s policy advocacy efforts on these issues, and leads the Center’s filibuster reform efforts.  

Ms. Marziani frequently wrote on democracy issues, and contributed opinion editorials to U.S. News and World Report, The National Law Journal, Politico, The New York Law Journal, among others.  She has been a featured speaker in a range of academic, media and political forums, including at the influential Netroots Nation conference in July 2010.  In September 2010, Ms. Marziani was invited to testify on the constitutionality of filibuster reform before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.   

Ms. Marziani also serves an NYU adjunct professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, teaching undergraduate students about how constitutional law influences public policy debates.

From September 2008 to May 2010, in addition to her work at the Brennan Center, Ms. Marziani taught undergraduate students about the U.S. Constitution at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Prior to joining the Brennan Center, she clerked for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV in the Southern District of New York.  

Ms. Marziani graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law in 2008.  There, she was an editor of Review of Law and Social Change and founded the school’s Alternative Spring Break program—a student group that facilitates week-long pro bono projects for law students.  Ms. Marziani was awarded the university-wide NYU Presidents Service Award as well as the Dean John Sexton Prize for Service to the Law School.  She received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in English literature and psychology.


  • Introduction to Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United, NYU Review of Law & Social Change (2011)

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