“After an election has been held and the voters have spoken, it shouldn’t be lawyers who decide the outcome.” Aria Branch tells us about the highs of working on Kamala Harris’ campaigns for senator and president; the thrill of winning cases that enable more people to exercise their right to vote; and the legacy of the 2020 presidential election on the volume of future litigation.
Aria Branch is a partner in Perkins Coie’s political law practice. Aria’s practice combines advisory work on the likes of campaign finance and ethics issues as well as litigation on voting rights and redistricting matters. Aria has advised Democratic senate and presidential candidates on their campaigns, while her litigation work has seen her navigate issues such as nomination processes, racial gerrymandering, restrictions to early and absentee voting, and recounts.
Aria’s pathway into political law and advice for students
The highs and lows of the practice
Challenging restrictive rules on mail-in voting
The legacy of the 2020 presidential election
Why redistricting will be a significant issue in the coming year
Presented and edited by Paul Rance
Music by Michael Bird