Our Staff

  • Sandhya Bathija

    Chief Communications Officer

    Sandhya leads the CLC's public education outreach through integrated digital and press strategies.

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  • Lernik Begian


    Lernik works as a paralegal with a focus on litigation. 

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  • Blair Bowie

    Skadden Foundation Fellow/Law Clerk

    Blair focuses on overbroad felony disenfranchisement laws and financial barriers to restoring voting rights through direct services and impact litigation.

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  • Nathaniel Caspari

    Operations Assistant

    Nathaniel works with the rest of the operations team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the organization.

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  • Maggie Christ

    Researcher/Investigator, Campaign Finance

    Maggie assists in CLC's watchdogging of federal government officials and agencies. 

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  • Brendan Fischer

    Director, Federal & FEC Reform

    Brendan directs CLC’s work before federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Election Commission (FEC). 

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  • Mark Gaber

    Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation

    Mark litigates redistricting, voting rights, and campaign finance cases. 

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  • Corey Goldstone

    Media Strategist

    Corey handles press relations and creates content for all of CLC's issue areas.

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  • Austin Graham

    Legal Counsel

    Austin 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 litigates a wide variety of redistricting cases, with a particular focus on ending partisan gerrymandering and promoting minority representation.  

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  • Kylee Groft

    Development Assistant

    Kylee Groft assists the development team handling donations and day to day administration.

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  • Kimberly Hall

    Senior Manager, Communications Campaigns

    Kim designs multifaceted issue-based communications campaigns to advance CLC’s policy initiatives and litigation.

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  • Annabelle Harless

    Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Annabelle's work focuses on redistricting, minority representation, litigation, and advocacy.

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  • J. Gerald Hebert

    Senior Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Gerry supervises the voting rights and redistricting program at CLC. 

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  • Meghan Hess

    Digital Manager

    Meghan conveys CLC’s work to online audiences through email and social media.

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  • Daniel Hessel

    Legal Fellow/Law Clerk

    Daniel assists CLC legal teams with litigation and research.

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  • Catherine Hinckley Kelley

    Director, Policy & State Programs

    Catie leads CLC's program to help state and local partners develop and implement effective pro-democracy reform policies. 

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  • Jake Kenswil

    Voting Rights Institute Fellow/Law Clerk

    Jake works on voting rights issues as part of CLC's joint program with the American Constitution Society and Georgetown Law Center. 

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  • Young Mie Kim

    Scholar in Residence

    Young Mie conducts research focusing on media and politics in the digital age.

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  • David Kolker

    Counsel, New Jurisprudence

    David leads CLC's new jurisprudence work, developing innovative legal strategies to defend pro-democracy reforms. 

  • Danielle Lang

    Senior Legal Counsel, Voting Rights & Redistricting

    Danielle litigates before state and federal courts.

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  • Hannah Lee

    Executive Assistant

    Hannah provides day-to-day administrative support to CLC staff. 

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  • Tara Malloy

    Senior Director, Appellate Litigation & Strategy

    Tara  litigates a wide range of campaign finance and election law cases in state and federal court. 

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  • Mary Mares

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Mary is responsible for CLC’s daily operations and oversees the finance, human resources, and facilities teams

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  • Delaney Marsco

    Legal Counsel, Ethics

    Delaney 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. 

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  • Meredith McGehee

    Strategic Advisor

    Meredith McGehee advises on legislative and media policy efforts.

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  • Aaron McKean

    Legal Counsel, State and Local Reform

    Aaron helps state and local stakeholders develop stronger campaign finance, ethics, and other pro-democracy reforms.

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  • Adav Noti

    Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff

    Adav supervises litigation and policy staff, and coordinates, implements, and manages CLC’s trial court strategy.

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  • Mo Pasternak

    Program Assistant

    Mo assists staff with writing and research. 

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  • Trevor Potter


    Trevor is CLC's founder and one of the country's top election lawyers. 

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  • Sehar Raziuddin

    Foundations Manager

    Sehar focuses on foundation relations, proposal development and grant stewardship for all of CLC’s issue areas.

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  • Edit Reizes

    Interim Development Co-Counselor

    Edit advises CLC on development practices through her firm, S + R Consulting.

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  • 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 manages the hiring and onboarding, as well as all human resources functions for CLC. 

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  • Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

    Senior Director, Ethics

    Walt leads CLC's ethics program.

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  • Shane Sheppard

    Director, Finance

    Shane manages CLC’s financial strategy, analysis, and compliance.

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  • Paul M. Smith

    Vice President, Litigation & Strategy

    Paul oversees CLC’s talented team of litigators to protect and improve our democracy through innovative litigation strategies.

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  • Marianne Viray

    Senior Manager, Grants & Planning

    Marianne has administrative responsibilities in the areas of budgeting, finance, foundation relations and board management. 

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  • Charquia Wright

    Fellow, Voting Rights Institute

    Charquia works on voting rights issues as part of CLC's joint program with the American Constitution Society and Georgetown Law Center. 

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