Elections and Redistricting
Greene Espel takes on attacks to voting rights and democratic institutions—and wins. We take on lawsuits to tackle voter suppression, election subversion, and districting issues.
Greene Espel’s Elections and Redistricting practice is focused on all things pro-democracy. We know how to develop lawsuits that protect voting rights and advocate for fairly drawn district maps.
We represent political parties and campaigns in disputes arising out of elections and recounts. We partner with individuals and organizations seeking to ensure fair election processes and to eliminate obstacles to voter registration and participation. And we have experience with regulatory bodies, including the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).
We are uniquely effective at this work because our team is also experienced in federal, state, and local politics. Many of our team members have served on political campaigns, so we understand the ins-and-outs of the political process. Our team members also served as counsel to the Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel, Political Research Deputy at EMILY’s List, and other relevant partners.
Areas of Representation
- Voting rights
- Campaign finance
- Election process and procedure
- Prosecuting and defending complaints under the Minnesota Fair Campaign Practices Act
Sybil L. Dunlop
Katherine M. Swenson
John M. Baker
Aaron P. Knoll
“What’s next?” Greene Espel can guide you through the appellate process, providing an objective assessment of the pivotal issues, developing a strategy based on how appellate judges are likely to view a case in light of legal, institutional, and policy considerations, and advocating effectively.
Local Government Defense
Local government defense is a cornerstone of Greene Espel’s practice.
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners
This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.”
Greene Espel offers services in the political arena that few firms can beat.