Elizabeth Goitein

Elizabeth Goitein

Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School

Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein co-directs the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program. Before coming to the Brennan Center, Ms. Goitein served as counsel to U.S. Senator Russell Feingold, Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As counsel to Sen. Feingold, Ms. Goitein handled a variety of liberty and national security matters, with a particular focus on government secrecy and privacy rights. Previously, Ms. Goitein was a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.   

Ms. Goitein’s writing has been featured in major newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington PostBoston GlobeSan Francisco ChronicleWall Street JournalLos Angeles Times, and USA Today, as well as prominent outlets such as Roll Call, the National Law Journal, and the Huffington Post. She has appeared on national television and radio shows including the The Rachel Maddow ShowAll In with Chris HayesPBS NewsHour and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and On The Media.

Ms. Goitein graduated from the Yale Law School and clerked for the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.



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