I'm a Boston-area public interest lawyer, activist, and writer.

I'm Chief Counsel at American Oversight, where our team of dedicated lawyers fights for truth, accountability, and democracy by enforcing the public's right to government records.

In my copious free time, I write fiction and comedy, and play music.

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Previously, I served for a decade as the Legal Director at Free Speech For People, fighting for free and fair elections, challenging corruption at the highest levels of government, and fighting the influence of unchecked corporate power and big money in politics; and before that as Assistant Regional Counsel at the New England Regional Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where I received four national awards (including a National Gold Medal for Exceptional Service). I’ve clerked for two federal judges. Before law school, I worked at Microsoft (on Word and Office), on a political campaign, and in nonprofit technical consulting.