Litigation Strategy Council

The Campaign Legal Center has assembled a team of renowned, experienced Supreme Court litigators to participate in a Litigation Strategy Council. The Council provides an invaluable forum for exploring legal issues and providing constitutional insights concerning money-in-politics issues. It includes four former Solicitors General of the United States.

Litigation Strategy Council

  • Jessie Amunson

    Partner at Jenner & Block

    Partner at Jenner & Block in the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in appellate and constitutional law by Washington DC Super Lawyers.

  • Catherine Carroll

    Partner at WilmerHale

    Partner at WilmerHale, where her practice focuses on appellate litigation in the US Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals, as well as district court litigation and client counseling in matters raising complex legal questions. She has argued cases before the US Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits.

  • Walter Dellinger

    Professor of Law at Duke University

    Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University and head of the appellate practice at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, DC and currently leads Harvard Law School's Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Clinic. He served as the acting US Solicitor General for the 1996-1997 Term of the Supreme Court and was an Assistant Attorney General and head of the Office of Legal Counsel under President Bill Clinton.

  • Charles Fried

    Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

    Educated at Princeton, Oxford and Columbia Law School, Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961...

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  • Pamela S. Karlan

    Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School

    Pamela S. Karlan is co-director of Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where students litigate live cases before the court...

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  • Dan Ortiz

    Professor of Law and Director of Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at University of Virginia Law School

    Michael J. and Jane R. Horvitz Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia Law School. He was a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer when Breyer was a federal judge, and for Justice Lewis Powell.

  • Paul M. Smith

    Vice President, Litigation & Strategy

    Paul M. Smith joined CLC as Vice President, Litigation & Strategy in January 2017. Paul works directly with CLC’s talented team of litigators to protect and improve our democracy through innovative litigation strategies.

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  • Nicholas Stephanopoulos

    Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School

    Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where his research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law. His academic work has appeared in, among others, the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Yale Law Journal.

  • Donald Verrilli

    Partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson

    Partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson and founder of its Washington, DC office. He was the US Solicitor General under President Obama.

  • Seth Waxman

    Partner at WilmerHale

    Partner and Co-Chair, Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice at WilmerHale.  He was US Solicitor General under President Clinton.

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