Deana El-Mallawany

Counsel & Director of Impact Programs, Democratic Resilience

Deana Kim El-Mallawany oversees Protect Democracy’s work to prevent the threat of another autocratic presidency from dismantling our democracy, as well as its long-term work to drive the structural change needed to secure the multi-racial democracy of tomorrow. She also has led litigation and advocacy strategies to secure accountability for abuses of executive power. Before joining Protect Democracy, Deana served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Massachusetts and as an associate at a large law firm. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before law school, Deana was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Cairo, Egypt.