Justin Levitt

Justin Levitt is serving as the White House Senior Policy Advisor for Democracy and Voting Rights. A nationally recognized scholar of constitutional law and the law of democracy, Levitt previously served as a Professor of Law at Loyola Law School after serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  At DOJ, he primarily supported the Civil Rights Division’s work on voting rights and protections against employment discrimination including LGBT rights in the workplace. Levitt has published in the flagship law reviews at Harvard, Columbia, New York University, Georgetown, and William & Mary. He has testified before committees of the U.S. House and Senate, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, several state legislative bodies, and both federal and state courts.  His research has been cited extensively in the media and the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  He maintains the website All About Redistricting, tracking the process of state and federal redistricting around the country, including litigation. He holds a law degree and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, and was an articles editor for the Harvard Law Review.