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William A. Jacobson
President and Director

William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Professor Jacobson practiced law in New York City (1985-1993) and Providence, Rhode Island (1994-2006), A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website.

Professor Jacobson was the founder of Legal Insurrection website in 2008.

You can reach Professor Jacobson via this email.

Anne Sorock Segal
Director and Corporate Secretary

Anne Sorock is the founder and president of The Frontier Lab, a nonprofit that applies behavioral science methodologies to restore a shared American character rooted in the principles of self-governance. Anne is an expert at identifying the psychographic variables around culture and politics that drive consumer and voter decisions. She also identifies and tracks the development of brands that give rise to new American leaders and mass movements. Her market research is based on behavioral science, and is used to develop corporate, cultural, and political campaigns. She has authored numerous studies on how Americans relate to political brands and conducts quarterly public polling through the Frontier Lab’s “Ear to the Ground” Listening Project.

Anne has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Martha Wallick
Director and Treasurer

Martha Wallick has been active in the Rhode Island community for decades, including serving at various times as President, Secretary and Chair of the Barrington Public Schools PTO, a Board member of the Barrington Education Foundation, and the Barrington Board of Canvassers. She was a 2016 Rhode Island Elector, and is active in state politics, and worked at the 2016 Republican National Convention as the RI Delegation Aide.

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Kemberlee Kaye
Director of Operations and Editorial Development

Kemberlee Kaye has a background working in immigration law, and as a grassroots organizer, digital media strategist, campaign lackey, and muckraker. Over the years Kemberlee has worked with FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Senator John Cornyn’s campaign, among others. Kemberlee is the Senior Contributing Editor of Legal Insurrection website, where she has worked since 2014.

Kemberlee, her daughter, and her son live in Texas.

You can reach Kemberlee via this email.

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Johanna Markind
Research Editor and Counsel

Johanna Markind is an attorney, researcher, and writer, who has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as well as in private practice. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Middle East Quarterly, Tower Magazine, The Forward, and elsewhere about criminal justice reform, hate crimes, extremist radicalism, campus radicalism, free speech, anti-Semitism, and Israel. She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a JD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

You can reach Johanna via this email.

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Ilana Cutler
Investigations Counsel

 

Ilana Cutler is a 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where she was Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude, 2002) and Masters in Political Management (valedictorian, 2011) from George Washington University. After graduating law school, Ilana worked for several years at a major New York City law firm, representing clients in the health care, financial, and energy sectors. Subsequently, she worked at a global litigation services company. Ilana lives in Maryland with her two daughters, and is an active volunteer at their schools and in the community.

You can reach Ilana via this email.

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Ameer Benno
Of Counsel

 

Ameer Benno is a civil rights and appellate attorney with the law firm of Benno & Associates P.C. in New York City. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Johns Hopkins University, and his law degree from Cornell Law School. Mr. Benno appears frequently on national television and radio news media to give legal analysis and commentary, and he regularly lectures on topics having to do with the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, appellate advocacy and trial practice. He lives with his wife and three daughters on Long Island.
You can reach Ameer via this email.
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Jeff Reynolds
Researcher

 

Jeff is an experienced communications professional who specializes in media and messaging. As a blogger, grassroots organizer, consultant, and strategist, Jeff has provided vital guidance to campaigns ranging from county commission, school board, and state legislative candidates to congressional, Senate, and presidential candidates. Jeff has a passion for public policy solutions, communicating effective messages to wide audiences, and using new media and technologies to bypass traditional gatekeepers. Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy.