Paul Seamus Ryan joined the Campaign Legal Center in October 2004. He has specialized in campaign finance, ethics, and election law for more than 15 years and is former Political Reform Project Director at the Center for Governmental Studies (1999-2004) in Los Angeles. Mr. Ryan litigates campaign finance issues before federal and state courts throughout the United States and has published extensively on the subject of election law in journals including the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Mr. Ryan has testified as an expert on election law before Congress. He regularly represents the Campaign Legal Center before the Federal Election Commission, testifies before state and municipal legislative bodies and ethics agencies, and lectures at universities around the nation. Mr. Ryan also regularly provides consultation and assistance to elected officials, government agency staff and grassroots activists regarding campaign finance and other election policy development. He has appeared as a campaign finance law expert on news programs of CNN, NBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR and other media outlets, and is quoted regularly by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Roll Call and other news publications.
Mr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (2001) and the University of Montana (1998), and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the State of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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