August 13, 2018

Lisa Graves

I’m the Co-Director of Documented, which investigates corporate influence on our democracy. I’m also the President of True North Research. Among other things, I spearheaded the launch of the award-winning ALECexposed.org investigation. I previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and in other national posts.

My analysis is part of the new Paramount/BET series Rest in Power: the Trayvon Martin Story. And I’m featured in Ava Du Vernay’s film, The 13th, which won four Emmy Awards, a BAFTA, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2017.

I appeared in Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously with America Ferrera, in Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary, The United States of ALEC, and other films. I’ve been interviewed as an expert on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Democracy Now!, and other news shows.

My research is cited in several books, including Dark Money by Jane Mayer, Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, Corporate Citizen by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, and The Fall of Wisconsin by Dan Kaufman.

My analysis has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Toronto Star, Agence France-Presse, and other papers.

I have been a featured guest on major radio programs, including NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, and Marketplace Report and on the BBC, CBC, Deutschlandfunk, and on Ian Masters’ and R.J. Eskow’s shows.

My analysis has also been cited in TIME, Newsweek, Vice News, Wired, Vanity Fair, Politico, Business Week, Rolling Stone, Roll Call, Newsday, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Legal Times, the Atlantic, Mother Jones, the Nation, In These Times, the Progressive, and more.

I’ve also testified to the House and Senate, and I’ve edited briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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