Podcast: Political Law Overview and Reflection on the 2020 Election

“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.  


Topics discussed: 

  • 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