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Kelly Percival

Counsel, Democracy

Kelly Percival is counsel with the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she focuses on issues related to the 2020 census. Percival guides the organization’s census litigation task force and advises on legal strategy and communications. She coordinates amicus briefs in census-related cases in federal district and appellate courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Percival practiced constitutional law at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She represented clients seeking to vindicate their First Amendment rights in federal courts and regularly participated as an amicus in state and federal appellate courts, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Percival graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a public interest fellow and a dean’s merit scholar. She holds a BA in cultural and social anthropology from Stanford University.