Jesse Grauman, Director of Policy Development and Programming

Jesse Grauman joined ACS in October 2013 and currently serves as Director of Policy Development and Programming for ACS’s "Democracy and Voting" and "Equality and Liberty" portfolios.
Before joining ACS, Jesse worked for four years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division, where he litigated cases in U.S. district courts with a focus on constitutional and administrative law.  Jesse also was a law clerk to Judge Leonie M. Brinkema at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Prior to law school, Jesse worked in the Washington office of Senator Christopher Dodd, first as a legislative correspondent and then as a speechwriter.
Jesse graduated magna cum laude in 2008 from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Supervising Editor and a Symposium Director for the Harvard Journal on Legislation and was a musical director of the “Scales of Justice,” Harvard Law School’s a cappella singing group.  Jesse graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Psychology.