Mimi Marziani has an extensive background in civil rights advocacy and nonprofit management, as well as expertise in election law. Ms. Marziani previously directed voting rights programs for multiple political campaigns and committees, also overseeing compliance with election law. In 2014, Ms. Marziani led the first coordinated, statewide voter protection program for progressive candidates and groups in Texas.
Before moving to Texas, Ms. Marziani spent several years as Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she litigated election law cases in federal courts across the country, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. In that role, she worked to promote voting rights and regulate money in politics through legislative counseling, academic research and communications strategies. Ms. Marziani has also served as a litigation associate of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she represented corporate clients in all types of complex civil litigation while maintaining an active pro bono practice. She clerked for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV of the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Marziani teaches “Election Law and Policy” at the University of Texas School of Law and serves on the NYU Board of Trustees. Ms. Marziani has also taught constitutional law at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Policy and at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ms. Marziani graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, and received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.
When she is not working to advance equality and justice, Ms. Marziani can be found hiking on the Greenbelt or eating tacos in South Austin with her husband, Matthew, and their daughter, Carmine Anne.