John Lewis is a Counsel at Democracy Forward. Prior to joining Democracy Forward, John worked in the Supreme Court & Appellate and Litigation practices at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. At Mayer Brown, John authored appellate briefs and dispositive motions in state and federal courts across the country. John also maintained an active pro bono practice, with a focus on the administration’s immigration actions. John has argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
John graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as an executive editor on the Yale Law Journal and a member of the Supreme Court Clinic and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. After graduation, John clerked for Judge Stanley Marcus on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. John also holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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