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Derek Tisler

Fellow, Democracy

Derek Tisler is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program, where he advocates for policies to protect the integrity of American elections against the threat of foreign interference.

Tisler is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and participated in the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic. He previously interned with the Brennan Center, the Voting Rights Project at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to law school, he worked in state legislative advocacy with a focus on urban policy. Derek holds a BA in economics from Michigan State University.