Adam Lioz


Adam Lioz is Counsel and Senior Advisor at Demos, a national public policy organization, where he has focused on litigation, advocacy, and scholarship to promote political equality. Across nearly 20 years of experience on election law issues, Mr. Lioz has lobbied in the U.S. Congress around the passage of the McCain-Feingold law (2002) and the Help America Vote Act (2002); helped to craft the leading current congressional small donor matching program proposal (the Government By the People Act); successfully negotiated a settlement agreement enforcing the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA); been involved in three of the most significant Supreme Court money in politics cases of the past 15 years as a plaintiff, a defendant-intervenor, or an amicus brief co-author; argued before the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island and U.S Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; published two law review articles about the Supreme Court’s campaign finance jurisprudence; and authored, co-authored, or edited nearly two-dozen reports on the role of money in U.S. politics.

Lioz has been quoted, published, or featured in leading media outlets such as The New York Times (op-ed Mar. 2002), Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, CNN, CSPAN; and played leadership roles in grassroots electoral campaigns that have made face-to-face contact with hundreds of thousands of voters. In addition to his role at Demos, Mr. Lioz currently serves as supervising attorney for the Political and Election Empowerment Project (PEEP) Student-Initiated Legal Services Project at Berkeley Law.  


A.B., Duke University (1998)
J.D., Yale Law School (2007)