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Brennan Center

Lauren Miller

Counsel, Democracy

Lauren Miller serves as counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she focuses on voting rights and elections. 

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Miller was a litigation associate at the Chicago law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., where she practiced in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, and labor and employment. Previously, Miller was a Public Rights Project fellow and special assistant state’s attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she served as the first attorney in the office’s Affirmative & Impact Litigation Section. In this role, she handled a variety of complex litigation matters, including the county’s successful challenge to the Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule and the defense of several county firearm ordinances. 

Prior to her fellowship, Miller clerked for the Honorable John R. Blakey of the Northern District of Illinois. She earned her JD from Yale Law School and holds a BA with honors and distinction from Stanford University.