Marc Elias Biography
Marc Elias is an American attorney who is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie LLP and head of its Political Law practice.
He worked in the same role for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Elias was the general counsel for Kamala Harris’s 2020 presidential campaign. Kamala dropped out of the race on December 3, 2019.
Marc Elias Education
Elias graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in 1990. Later in 1993, he received both a master’s degree in political science from Duke University and a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law.
Marc Elias Law Career
Elias is the head of the Political Law practice at Perkins Coie. Perkins Coie is a large Seattle-based law firm with many political clients.
Elias represents the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic Governors Association, and many Democratic members of Congress.
He has represented the leadership of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. For the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton, Elias was the attorney of record.
Elias served as lead counsel for Senator Al Franken in the 2008 Minnesota Senate election recount and contest, the longest recount, and contest in American history.
He has testified before committees in both houses of Congress and before the Federal Election Commission on campaign finance.
He has also worked on voting rights and redistricting lawsuits in Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina.
In 2010, he sought advisory opinions from the Federal Election Commission. Elias declared that certain Google and Facebook advertisements were covered by the “small items” and “impracticable” exemptions of the law that otherwise requires a political advertisement to include a disclaimer revealing who paid for it.
The commission granted Google’s request in a divided vote and deadlocked on Facebook’s request.
Elias serves on the Board of Advisors of Let America Vote, an organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander that aims to end voter suppression.
He also served as the attorney for Dan McCready during the investigation of fraud allegations in the 2018 North Carolina’s 9th congressional district election.
In January 2019 Elias joined Kamala Harris’s 2020 presidential campaign as general counsel.
In April 2015 Hillary Clinton engaged Elias as attorney of record for her 2016 presidential campaign.
According to The Washington Post, in April 2016, he hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to complete the research that resulted in the Donald Trump–Russia dossier.
On October 24, 2017, Perkins Coie released Fusion GPS from its client confidentiality obligation.
Marc Elias Age
Elias was born on February 1, 1969. He is 50 years old as of 2019.
Marc Elias Wife
Despite being in the limelight for a very long time, Elias has been very private about his personal life. He has never revealed if he is married or not. He has kept details of his family out of the public.
Marc Elias Body Measurements
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- Hair Colour: Light Brown
Marc Elias Net Worth
Elias’ net worth has not yet been made public.
Frequently Asked Questions About Marc Elias
Who is Marc Elias?
Elias is an American attorney. He is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie LLP and head of its Political Law practice.
How old is Elias?
Marc is 50 years old as of 2019.
How tall is Elias?
Marc’s height measurements are not known.
Is Elias married?
Marc has managed to keep his love and family life away from the limelight. It is, therefore, not known whether he is married or not.
How much is Elias worth?
Marc’s net worth is under review.
How much does Elias make?
It is not known how much Elias earns as a partner Perkins Coie LLP and as the head of its Political Law practice. Also, it is not clear how much he earned as the general counsel for Kamala Harris’s 2020 presidential campaign before she dropped out of the race on December 3, 2019.
Where does Elias live?
Marc’s place of residence is not yet known.
Is Elias dead or alive?
Marc is still alive and in good health.
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