Jonathan Diaz

Legal Counsel, Voting Rights

Jonathan joined CLC as Legal Counsel, Voting Rights in September 2018.

Jonathan Diaz

Jonathan's work focuses on overcoming barriers to accessing the ballot, including issues related to local election administration, the census, and the intersection of elections and the criminal justice system. He litigates voting rights cases in federal courts across the United States, and advocates for laws and policies to expand access to the ballot. 

Jonathan also represents CLC on the advisory council of All Voting is Local (AVL), a national campaign that works with partners at the state and local level to ensure that access to the ballot is expanded and protected at all levels. AVL is a collaborative effort among The Leadership Conference Education Fund's Access Democracy Project; the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and CLC.

Prior to joining CLC, Jonathan was a litigation associate in the New York office of Jenner & Block LLP, where he litigated a variety of civil and criminal matters.

Jonathan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2016, where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and an executive board member of La Alianza. During law school, Jonathan worked as a student attorney in the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and as a policy fellow at the National Hispanic Media Coalition in Washington, DC.  He graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with a B.B.A. in Legal Studies.

Jonathan is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the District of Columbia.