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Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux

Senior Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Project

American Civil Liberties Union


Adriel litigates voting rights cases nationwide, including challenges to unlawful voter purges and discriminatory barriers to voting.  Adriel also focuses on issues related to the census, minority vote dilution, and the disenfranchisement of residents of non-state jurisdictions like Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories.

Before joining the ACLU, Adriel was litigation counsel in private practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  Adriel also served as a judicial law clerk, first to Judge Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then to Judge Theodore A. McKee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Adriel received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor for the Columbia Law Review.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Williams College.

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