Anne Harkavy is the Executive Director of Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Anne served as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement for the U.S. Department of Energy from 2013-16 and served by appointment as the Department’s Acting General Counsel from December 2013 – May 2014. Before joining the government, she spent nearly 15 years at WilmerHale LLP, where she was a partner in the government and regulatory litigation group and represented clients in congressional investigations and litigation with public policy dimensions. Anne served as Deputy National Counsel on John Kerry’s presidential campaign, focusing on voter protection efforts, and she served as Senior Legal Advisor to the General Counsel of Obama for America. Anne began her legal career as a clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Anne received her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and her A.B. in Government magna cum laude from Harvard College.