Brendan Fischer

Director, Federal & FEC Reform


Brendan Fischer joined CLC in March 2016, and now directs CLC’s work before federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Election Commission (FEC), to ensure vigorous and fair enforcement of campaign finance and ethics laws, and to hold candidates and political committees accountable for violating those laws. 

Brendan has expertise in campaign finance, government ethics, lobbying, and political transparency issues, and is a frequent commentator for national and state television, radio, and print outlets. He also has spoken at conferences and events nationwide on money-in-politics issues.

Brendan was previously General Counsel with the Center for Media and Democracy, where he led the watchdog group’s legal research and advocacy efforts. He is a “double badger,” graduating with honors from Wisconsin Law School and also receiving his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin. Prior to law school, he served in the Peace Corps in a rural community in El Salvador.

*Admitted in Wisconsin only; practice limited to U.S. courts and federal agencies.