Dan conducts research and provides legal, communications and coalition support for Common Cause state organizations in their campaigns to implement redistricting reform. On the litigation front, he manages Common Cause and ally amicus briefs for cases seeking to protect citizen-centered redistricting reforms, advance constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering, and other redistricting cases. These include Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Evenwel v. Abbott, Gill v. Whitford, Benisek v. Lamone, Abbott v. Perez, and others.
Before joining Common Cause, Dan was a staff attorney and Campus Vote Project coordinator at the Fair Elections Legal Network, analyzed Supreme Court cases at Alliance for Justice, worked in a New Hampshire congressional campaign and for the League of Conservation Voters. Dan has a law degree from American University and a B.A. in political science from UCLA.