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Mathew S. Nosanchuk


Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., J.D., Stanford

A.B., with Honors and Distinction, Stanford University; J.D., Stanford Law School. Professor Nosanchuk joined the Civil Rights Division in July as a Senior Counselor to...

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A.B., with Honors and Distinction, Stanford University; J.D., Stanford Law School. Professor Nosanchuk joined the Civil Rights Division in July as a Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General. He brings extensive experience as a civil rights attorney from his time in Congress, as well as work in the non-profit and private sectors. Among his primary duties, he oversees the Division's Policy and Strategy Section and the Division's pursuit of key policy priorities, including the implementation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. He represents the Division in many capacities, including working with LGBT community and with Congress. He returns to the Justice Department after serving in the Office of Policy Development under Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton Administration. Professor Nosanchuk also has worked on the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic Staff under then Ranking Member John Conyers; at Third Way, where he established and directed the organization’s Gay Equality Initiative; and, most recently, in the Senate as Counsel to Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, where he covered judiciary and civil rights matters. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, he was a leader of the LGBT policy committee on the Obama campaign and worked on the Obama for America campaign staff as State Research Director in Florida and Regional LGBT Outreach Director in South Florida. At Stanford, Professor Nosanchuk was a Truman Scholar and Senior Note Editor of the Stanford Law Review. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago for Judge Walter J. Cummings and was a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU of Illinois, where he served as staff attorney on the organization’s AIDS and Civil Liberties Project.

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