Stuart Naifeh is a voting rights lawyer working to reduce barriers to political participation in the United States, particularly among people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. Through advocacy and litigation, Mr. Naifeh works to ensure compliance with the National Voter Registration Act’s requirement that states offer individuals who apply for public assistance the opportunity to register to vote. Mr. Naifeh also works to redefine the role of business in American society by challenging traditional understandings of social progress and reducing the influence of corporations in the political process.
Prior to joining Demos, Mr. Naifeh spent six years as a litigation associate in the New York and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. In addition, he has represented unions and individuals in civil rights and employment litigation, and organizations in environmental and voting rights litigation. Mr. Naifeh clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.