Elizabeth Wydra is the Constitutional Accountability Centers Chief Counsel. The Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the U.S. Constitutions text and history. She frequently participates in Supreme Court litigation, for which she has been honored for her exemplary writing, and has argued several important cases in the federal courts of appeals. Elizabeth joined CAC from private practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where she was an attorney working with former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan in the firms Supreme Court/appellate practice.
Previously, Ms. Wydra was a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center appellate litigation clinic, and a law clerk for Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Elizabeth has appeared as a legal expert on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," and for the BBC, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, as well as NPRs All Things Considered and nationally-syndicated radio programs.
Elizabeth Wydra has been quoted extensively in the print media and her writings have appeared in Politico, Slate, and the Huffington Post, among others. Her academic work has been published in the Syracuse Law Review, the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law, and the Yale Journal of International Law.
Elizabeth is a graduate of Yale Law School. She is currently representing more than 500 State Legislators from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, supporting the constitutionality of health care reform in the Supreme Court.