Campaign Legal Center Announces Revised Senior Management Team and Welcomes New Attorneys and Staff
The Campaign Legal Center is pleased to announce a series of staff promotions and new hires as part of a management restructuring of the organization in response to continuing growth and the conclusion of a strategic planning review. Lawrence Noble has become General Counsel and Paul S. Ryan and Tara Malloy are now Deputy Executive Directors of the organization. All three have been lawyers for CLC for several years, but will now formally be part of the Senior Management team.
“These changes to our management structure will make us still more effective as we face the challenges ahead in our field,” said Legal Center President Trevor Potter. “Since the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United and related decisions as well as a continuing failure of the FEC to do its job due to increased deadlocked votes, our work has expanded rapidly. We have seen federal, state and local campaign finance laws challenged from coast to coast in the courts and have assisted in defending many of these. Our reorganization and the influx of new and talented staff will allow us to face these challenges and articulate desirable new reforms even more effectively.”
“We are very fortunate to have the veteran attorneys on staff to allow us to undertake this reorganization and to do so seamlessly as we also welcome talented new lawyers and staffers to the Campaign Legal Center,” said Campaign Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert. “The challenges ahead in the fields of voting rights and campaign finance are significant but we are confident that our growth and reorganization positions us to meet these mounting challenges.”
New CLC staff include:
Harry Baumgarten is the inaugural Partner Legal Fellow at the Voting Rights Institute, a new initiative launched by the American Constitution Society, Campaign Legal Center, and Georgetown University Law Center to combat the discriminatory voting laws passed in the wake of Shelby County v. Holder. It seeks to train lawyers, expert witnesses, and law students from across the country on best practices for litigating voting rights suits, provide resources to those working to advance voting rights, and litigate cases to advance the franchise.
Mr. Baumgarten assists with voting rights litigation, advises states on proposed changes to their voting laws, represents CLC and the VRI at voting rights coalition meetings, and administers the soon-to-be-launched VRI website. He received his JD/MPP from Georgetown University and his BA from the George Washington University. Previously he helped design a system for the public financing of political campaigns, served as a law clerk to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and documented voting rights abuses as a law clerk for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Danielle Lang joins the organization as a Legal Fellow and is litigating a wide range of voting rights matters before state and federal courts.
Previously, Ms. Lang clerked for Judge Richard A. Paez on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and served as a Skadden Fellow in the Employment Rights Project of Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, where she represented low-wage immigrant workers in wage and hour matters. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and New York University and is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the State of New York.
Nate Blevins joins the Campaign Legal Center as a Research Fellow performing a wide range of research and writing focusing on campaign finance and voting rights.
Prior to joining the Campaign Legal Center, Mr. Blevins worked as an assistant to Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as a researcher and consultant in education policy. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2012.
Timothy Duong joins the Campaign Legal Center as a Program Assistant supporting staff in advancing numerous projects. Mr. Duong is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology.