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Samuel Breidbart

Samuel Breidbart

Counsel, Democracy

Samuel Breidbart serves as counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, where he combats the misuse of history in our courts.

Breidbart has worked in New York City government, most recently at the New York City Council as Counsel to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he drafted and negotiated legislation. Before that, Breidbart practiced at Selendy Gay Elsberg where his work included constitutional and election litigation.

Breidbart began his legal career clerking for Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

He has published in Vox, Slate, and on constitution- and election-related issues.

Breidbart received a JD from Yale Law School, an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge, and a BA in History from Yale College.