Disclosures about my past work and current practices:
I worked for Sen. Maria Cantwell as a legislative aide in 2002 and 2004, and I worked on the national staff of the 2004 John Kerry Presidential Campaign. I do not donate to political candidates. I do donate to charities (American Cancer Society, The Skin Cancer Foundation, Bowery Mission).
From 2009 to 2013, I was a practicing attorney. I remain an attorney and member of the New York Bar, but do not currently practice law on behalf of any clients. I generally refrain from publicly commenting on, or writing about, my former clients in my role as a journalist. I occasionally speak at universities, conferences and professional legal organizations.
I have also worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and served as a pro bono legal employee at the New York County Defender Services (a clerk internship) and at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School (a legal “externship”).