Paul Seamus Ryan (@ThePaulSRyan) joined Common Cause as its Vice President for Policy and Litigation in October 2016 and has specialized in ethics and election law for more than 20 years. He is former Deputy Executive Director of the Campaign Legal Center (2004-16) and Political Reform Project Director at the Center for Governmental Studies (1999-2004). Paul has litigated before courts throughout the nation and has testified as an expert on election law before Congress, the FEC and state/local government. He has appeared on news programs of CNN, NBC, MSNBC, NPR and other media outlets, and is quoted regularly by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and other news publications. Paul is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law (2001) and the University of Montana (1998).