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Michael Li serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on redistricting, voting rights, and elections. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Li practiced law at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Dallas for ten years and is the author of a widely cited blog on Texas redistricting and election law issues that The New York Times called ‘indispensable.’ He is a regular writer and commentator on election law issues, appearing on MSNBC and in print in The New York Times, Roll Call, Texas Tribune, Dallas Morning News, and San Antonio Express-News, among others.
In addition to his election law work, Mr. Li previously served as executive director of Be One Texas, a donor alliance that oversaw strategic and targeted investments in non-profit organizations working to increase voter participation and engagement in historically disadvantaged African-American and Hispanic communities in Texas.
Mr. Li received his J.D., with honors, from Tulane Law School and his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin.