Marc E. Elias is Chair of Perkins Coie.
- Marc Elias is the chair of Perkins Coie’s Political Law Group, where he is nationally recognized authority and expert in campaign finance, voting rights and redistricting law and litigation. He is also considered one of the leading recount and post-election attorneys in the country.
- Marc represents dozens of U.S. senators, governors, representatives and their campaigns as well as the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Priorities USA, Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC. Marc served as general counsel to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.
- As a litigator, Marc has handled scores of cases involving politics, voting rights and redistricting. He has successfully argued dozens of cases in state supreme courts and U.S. courts of appeal. He has argued and won four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court: Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, Wittman v. Personhuballah, Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections and Cooper v. Harris.
- In 2019, Marc successfully represented Democratic candidate Daniel McCready during an election fraud hearing that resulted in North Carolina ordering a new congressional election in NC-9—the first and only time a state has set aside a federal election as a result of fraudulent activity.
- In 2016, Marc successfully represented Governor Roy Cooper in the North Carolina post-election and recount process. He served in the same role for Attorney General Mark Herring in the Virginia attorney general’s successful recount in 2013. Marc also served as lead counsel for Senator Al Franken in the 2008 Minnesota senate election recount and contest.
- Marc has represented numerous clients in public corruption and campaign finance cases involving the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. attorneys offices, as well as before committees of both the U.S. House and Senate, and federal agencies.
- Named by Politico Magazine as one of the “50 Politicos to Watch,” Marc is frequently quoted on political law matters by the national media, and he has spoken and written extensively about both politics and political law.