Nina Perales is Vice President of Litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). She supervises the legal staff and litigation docket in MALDEF's offices throughout the United States. Ms. Perales is best known for her work in voting rights, including redistricting and vote dilution cases.
Her cases have taken her all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where she argued League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (2006), a Voting Rights Act case involving Texas congressional districts. Ms. Perales led the successful challenge in 2013 under the National Voter Registration Act to an Arizona voter registration law. Ms. Perales also specializes in immigrants' rights litigation. Ms. Perales earned an Associate of Arts degree from Simon's Rock Early College, a Bachelor's degree from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Larry Noble has been practicing political law for over 40 years, including 13 years as general counsel of the Federal Election Commission. He is currently a CNN on-air contributor and an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Principles of Government Ethics project.
Mr. Noble has served as Senior Director and General Counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, President of Americans for Campaign Reform and Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics. He also practiced political law at Skadden, Arps and taught Campaign Finance Law at George Washington University Law School. He has litigated numerous campaign finance cases, including before the Supreme Court, and testified before Congress and state legislatures. Mr. Noble served as the president of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) and received the COGEL Award, the organization’s highest honor, for his outstanding contribution to the field of campaign finance and ethics.
Mr. Noble co-authored the Corporate Political Activities Deskbook (2012), has authored numerous articles, op-eds and blog posts on money in politics and is frequently quoted in the media on campaign finance and ethics issues.
Kimberly Wehle joined the University of Baltimore Law School after several years of teaching as an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Visiting Professor at the George Washington University Law School. In spring semester 2020, she is a visiting professor at American University Washington College of Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, federal courts and civil procedure. She is particularly interested in separation of powers questions, as well as in the constitutional implications of structural and technological innovations in modern government.
Contributor for The Bulwark, and an Opinion Contributor for The Hill. She has regularly appeared as a guest legal analyst on various media outlets regarding Robert Mueller's probe on Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and other issues regarding the structural Constitution and the Trump Administration, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, and Fox News. Her articles have also appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Los Angeles Times, and NBC News Think. She is regularly interviewed and cited by prominent print journalists on a range of newsworthy legal issues.
Professor Wehle's recent scholarship addresses the constitutional relationship of independent agencies and private contractors to the enumerated branches of government. Her articles have appeared in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal and the North Carolina Law Review, among others, and her work is cited in a leading federal courts casebook.
Professor Wehle was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and clerked for the Hon. Charles R. Richey of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She went on to practice for more than a decade, first at the Federal Trade Commission and subsequently as an Associate Independent Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the Office of the United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. Immediately before entering the teaching profession, she was of counsel in the litigation group of the D.C. tax boutique Caplin & Drysdale, where her work focused on asbestos creditors' rights and campaign and election law litigation. She has practiced before the United States Supreme Court and argued several cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Professor Wehle is also an Advisor to the nonpartisan nonprofit, Protect Democracy.