Daniel I. Weiner serves as director of the Brennan Center’s Elections and Government Program, where he leads work on voting rights, money in politics, government ethics, and other democracy and rule of law issues. He has authored a number of nationally recognized reports and law review articles, and also writes and comments regularly for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the L.A. Times, Slate, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. He has delivered testimony and briefings to Congress, state legislatures, and federal and state agencies, and regularly provides legal and policy advice and other assistance to leaders in Washington, D.C. and across the country.
Weiner previously served as senior counsel to a commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, a lawyer in private practice in the Washington office of the law firm Jenner & Block, and a law clerk to a federal appellate judge. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Brown.