Lisa J. Danetz
Ms. Danetz is a voting rights and campaign finance lawyer who addresses issues of inequality and fairness in elections. She is an expert on implementation of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, has worked cooperatively with and also litigated against states regarding implementation of the National Voter Registration Act, and has engaged in advocacy before Congress and federal executive offices on the issue. Ms. Danetz also has expertise in constitutional litigation and FEC enforcement work to promote and defend campaign finance reforms.
Ms. Danetz has published and been a frequent speaker on voting rights and campaign finance issues, including testimony regarding agency-based voter registration before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration. She’s been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg, among other publications. She has also appeared on television and radio.
Prior to joining Demos, Ms. Danetz spent five years at the National Voting Rights Institute, several years in the private sector doing civil litigation, and held judicial clerkships with United States Circuit Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert, Jr., and United States District Judge Stanley R. Chesler. She received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law.