Former FEC General Counsel Larry Noble Joins Campaign Legal Center Along with New Legal Fellow & New Operations Manager


Today, the Campaign Legal Center welcomes former Federal Election Commission (FEC) General Counsel Larry Noble to its staff, along with Legal Fellow Catherine Hinckley Kelley and Operations Manager Kazi Jones.

“It will be a pleasure to be back working side by side with Larry, and benefiting from his strategic advice and legal skills, as I was able to do when we were worked together at the FEC,” said Trevor Potter, Legal Center President and a former FEC Commissioner and Chairman.

“We have worked closely with Larry for many years in the courts, before the FEC and in the halls of Congress and we are excited to welcome a campaign finance expert of his stature to our team,” said Campaign Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert.  “Larry brings with him the lessons learned and expertise gained over more than three decades of experience in the field of campaign finance and we look forward to bringing his skills to bear on the myriad challenges faced by the campaign finance reform movement.  We are also pleased to welcome Catie Kelley back to the Legal Center and to bring on board Kazi Jones to take over operations in our growing and dynamic organization.”

Mr. Noble will focus his work on the Legal Center’s campaign finance litigation and FEC regulatory program.  He was with the FEC for more than twenty years and served as General Counsel from 1987 until 2000.  During his career he has also headed up both the Center for Responsive Politics and Americans for Campaign Reform and spent a number of years in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, advising clients on matters relating to the regulation of political activity.

Ms. Kelley joins the Campaign Legal Center as a Legal Fellow directly from the FEC where she has worked as a staff attorney since 2010.  She previously worked at the Legal Center as a policy analyst from 2005 to 2007 before leaving to attend law school.  Ms. Kelley is a graduate of the Washington College of Law and Bates College.  She is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.

Ms. Jones comes to the Legal Center as the new Operations Manager after serving as the Administrative Director of Americans for Campaign Reform. She previously worked as the operations manager of The Bonner Group and The Center for Health and Gender Equity.  Ms. Jones is a graduate of Howard University.