Michael Stern (@mls1776) is an attorney specializing in legal issues affecting Congress and the legislative process, including congressional ethics, elections, investigations, lobbying and constitutional reform. He served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004. He later served as Deputy Staff Director for Investigations for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Special Counsel to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has co-chaired the D.C. Bar’s Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section and served on the ABA Task Force on Lobbying Reform. He has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Committee for a Fiscal Responsibility Amendment, the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force and Good Government Now. He also sits on the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. He blogs about congressional legal issues at Point of Order, and is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Chicago Law School.