Genevieve Nadeau

Counsel & Head of Defending Against Authoritarian Threats Team

Genevieve Nadeau leads our team focused on defending against a range of authoritarian threats at the state and national levels, using a combination of strategic litigation, policy advocacy, and communications to strengthen democratic guardrails and secure accountability for abuses of power and violations of the rule of law. She is also an expert on the Electoral Count Act and presidential elections and led policy development for the National Task Force on Election Crises during the 2020 election. In addition, Genevieve is a lecturer at Harvard Law School, where she co-teaches the Democracy and the Rule of Law clinic and related seminar. Genevieve previously served at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she held several leadership roles, including Chief of the Civil Rights Division; at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and in private practice. She is a graduate of UMass Amherst and Stanford Law School.