Elizabeth Wydra

Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

Elizabeth is Constitutional Accountability Center’s Chief Counsel.  Elizabeth frequently participates in Supreme Court litigation and has argued several important cases in the federal courts of appeals.  She joined CAC from private practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges in San Francisco, where she was an attorney working with former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan in the firm’s Supreme Court/appellate practice. Previously, Elizabeth was a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center appellate litigation clinic, a law clerk for Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and a lawyer at Shaw Pittman, a law firm in Washington DC.  Elizabeth has appeared on television as a legal expert for NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, and Fox Business Channel, and Current TV, and has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and nationally-syndicated radio programs.  She has been quoted extensively in the print media and is a regular contributor to the American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.  Her writings have appeared in Slate and on numerous political and legal blogs, such as Huffington Post, Grist, and ACSblog.  She has also published in the Syracuse Law Review and the Yale Journal of International Law.  Elizabeth is a graduate of Yale Law School.

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Publications and Multimedia
Is the Modern Congress Doing More Harm Than Good? - Event Audio/Video
Fifth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 07, 2017
The Contraceptive Mandate - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
Recess Appointments: Implications of Noel Canning - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2013
Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk - Event Audio/Video
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group and Civil Rights Practice Group
October 05, 2012