Our Staff

  • Trevor Potter


    Trevor Potter is the founder and President of CLC. He is a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. He is one of the country's most prominent and experienced campaign and election lawyers. He is also a Senior Adviser to the reform group Issue One, as well as head of the political law practice at the Washington firm of Caplin & Drysdale. To many, he is perhaps best known for his appearances on the Colbert Report as the lawyer for Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, during the 2012 election.

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    Trevor Potter and "The Colbert Report"

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  • 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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  • Anna Prow

    Managing Director

    Anna Prow brings more than 20 years of civil society leadership to her role as Managing Director of CLC. In this role, she directs internal operations and facilitates CLC’s long-term and short-term strategic planning processes, ensuring that CLC maintains an efficient operational and administrative infrastructure to support the organization’s continuing growth. 

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  • J. Gerald Hebert

    Senior Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    J. Gerald Hebert ("Gerry") is currently the Senior Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting at CLC. He joined in 2004...

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  • Tara Malloy

    Senior Director, Appellate Litigation & Strategy

    Ms. Malloy joined CLC in November 2006. She litigates a wide range of campaign finance and election law cases in state and federal court, and has expertise in campaign finance, lobbying, and congressional ethics issues...

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  • Lawrence M. Noble

    Senior Director & General Counsel

    Lawrence M. Noble is Senior Director & General Counsel at CLC. Prior to joining the CLC, he served as President and CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform (ACR)...

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  • Sandhya Bathija

    Senior Director, Strategic Communications

    Sandhya Bathija is the Senior Director, Strategic Communications at CLC, to lead the oraganization's public education outreach through integrated digital and press strategies. Sandhya, trained as a lawyer and a journalist, has an extensive background in nonprofit communications, advocacy and political and grassroots communications and campaigns...

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  • Lernik Begian


    Lernik Begian joined CLC in October of 2017. She works as a paralegal with a focus on litigation. 

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  • Blair Bowie

    Skadden Foundation Fellow/Law Clerk

    Blair Bowie is a Skadden Foundation Fellow focusing on overbroad felony disenfranchisement laws and financial barriers to restoring voting rights through direct services and impact litigation.

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  • Maggie Christ

    Researcher/Investigator, Campaign Finance

    Maggie joined CLC in September 2017 as Researcher/Investigator, Campaign Finance.

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  • Brendan Fischer

    Director, Federal & FEC Reform

    Brendan Fischer joined CLC in March 2016. He has expertise in campaign finance and government transparency issues and and is a frequent commentator for national news publications

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  • Mark Gaber

    Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation

    Mark Gaber is Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation at CLC. He litigates redistricting, voting rights, and campaign finance cases. 

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  • Corey Goldstone

    Media Strategist

    Corey Goldstone started at CLC in September 2016. He handles press relations and online content creation for all of CLC's issue areas.

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  • Austin Graham

    Legal Counsel

    Austin Graham joined CLC in August 2016. As part of the State & Local Reform Program, he concentrates on efforts to improve campaign finance regulation and electoral integrity around the country.

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  • Ruth Greenwood

    Senior Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Ruth Greenwood joined CLC in March 2016. Ruth litigates a wide variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation.  Ruth also has expertise in voting rights, election administration, and youth civic engagement issues.

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  • Annabelle Harless

    Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Annabelle Harless joined CLC in March 2016. Annabelle's work focuses on redistricting, minority representation, litigation, and advocacy...

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  • Meghan Hess

    Digital Manager

    Meghan Hess is the Digital Manager at CLC, working to convey CLC’s work to online audiences through email and social media.

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  • Daniel Hessel

    Legal Fellow/Law Clerk

    Daniel Hessel joined CLC in September 2017 as Legal Fellow/Law Clerk.

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  • Catherine Hinckley Kelley

    Director, Policy & State Programs

    Catie Kelley is the Campaign Legal Center’s Director of Policy & State Programs.

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  • Jake Kenswil

    Voting Rights Institute Fellow/Law Clerk

    Jake Kenswil joined CLC as Voting Rights Institute Fellow/Law Clerk in September 2017 to work on voting rights issues.

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  • Young Mie Kim

    Scholar in Residence

    Young Mie joined CLC in early 2018 as a Scholar in Residence. Her research focuses on media and politics in the digital age, specifically the role digital media play in political communication among political leaders, advocacy groups (non-party groups), and citizens.

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  • David Kolker

    Counsel, New Jurisprudence

    David Kolker is Counsel, New Jurisprudence for CLC. David has spent decades litigating cases in both the public and private sectors. He worked for nearly 20 years at the Federal Election Commission, where he litigated cases before federal courts on federal campaign finance laws, advised the Commission and its General Counsel, and for several years led the agency’s Litigation Division.

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  • Danielle Lang

    Senior Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Danielle Lang joined CLC in October 2015. She litigates a wide range of voting rights matters before state and federal courts.

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  • Hannah Lee

    Executive Assistant

    Hannah Lee joined CLC as the Executive Assistant in June 2017. She provides day to day administrative support to the President, Vice President, and Managing Director.

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  • Delaney Marsco

    Ethics Legal Counsel

    Delaney joined CLC in January 2018. Her work focuses on government ethics, accountability, and transparency.

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  • Megan McAllen

    Senior Legal Counsel, Appellate Litigation

    Megan McAllen focuses on campaign finance law and policy, and litigates a wide range of cases before state and federal courts across the country. She also has expertise on topics related to government ethics, lobbying, and political transparency, and has spoken at conferences and events nationwide on money-in-politics issues. 

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  • Meredith McGehee

    Strategic Advisor

    Meredith McGehee serves as Strategic Advisor for CLC where she directs the legislative and media policy efforts...

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  • Adav Noti

    Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff

    Adav Noti is CLC's Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff. He directs CLC’s litigation in the federal district courts, where he coordinates, implements, and manages CLC’s trial court strategy.

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  • Mo Pasternak

    Operations Assistant

    Mo Pasternak joined CLC as Operations Assistant in the summer of 2017. Mo works to ensure that the core functions of the organization are efficient and day to day operations are smooth.

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  • Edit Reizes

    Interim Development Co-Counselor

    Edit Reizes brings nearly 20 years of Development experience in her role as interim Development co-counselor from S + R Consulting.  Edit graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Management and Consumer Studies.

  • Diane Schwartz

    Interim Development Co-Counselor

    Diane Schwartz leverages her 20+ years in the nonprofit world as interim Development co-counselor from S + R Consulting.  Diane holds a B.A. in English from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University

  • Liesl Semper

    HR & Benefits Manager

    Liesl Semper began at CLC in August 2017 as a Compensation Specialist. In September, she became the organization’s HR & Benefits Manager.

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  • Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

    Senior Director, Ethics

    Walter M. Shaub, Jr., former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, joined Campaign Legal Center as Senior Director, Ethics in July 2017.

    List of Appearances, Publications & Speeches for Walter M. Shaub, Jr. 


  • Marianne Viray

    Secretary / Treasurer

    Marianne Viray has administrative responsibilities in the areas of budgeting, finance, foundation relations and board management. She has worked full or part-time for CLC in various capacities since CLC opened its doors in 2002...

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  • Charquia Wright

    Fellow, Voting Rights Institute

    Charquia Wright joined CLC in September 2017 and works primarily on voting rights. 

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