Kevin P. Hancock
Kevin P. Hancock is CLC’s Director, Strategic Litigation. He works on litigation seeking to protect voting rights, ensure fair redistricting, and to reform the campaign finance system.
Kevin has extensive public sector litigation experience. Before joining CLC, he represented the Executive Branch in civil litigation in district courts throughout the United States as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.
In addition, Kevin served as an attorney at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for nearly a decade. There, he represented the FEC in federal court in cases enforcing and defending the federal campaign finance laws, and was an Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation in 2017 and 2019. His cases included a successful civil prosecution of a former U.S. Senator for spending campaign funds on personal expenses in FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate, and successful defenses of the constitutionality of various federal campaign contribution limits in Libertarian National Committee v. FEC and Stop REID v. FEC. In 2018, Kevin also served as Senior Counsel to FEC Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub.
In addition to his work at CLC, Kevin is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, where he teaches constitutional law.
Earlier in his career, Kevin was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable John C. Lifland of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Kevin graduated valedictorian from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2005, where he was editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.
* Barred in the State of New York. Not admitted to the D.C. Bar. Practicing under the supervision of Adav Noti, member of the D.C. Bar, while application pending.