Eliza Stup

Eliza Stup joined ACS in July 2020 and currently serves as the Strategic Engagement Fellow. Prior to joining ACS, Stup was a Research Intern with the Sara Gideon campaign for U.S. Senate. Her previous work experiences include the Office of Senator Warner, the Tahirih Justice Center, and the U.S. State Department.

Stup received her B.A. in Government and Legal Studies and Hispanic Studies from Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, she was a Bowdoin Votes volunteer and a Research Assistant for the Government Department. She is originally from Virginia.

Emma Gomez

Emma Gomez joined ACS in July 2019 and currently serves as the Development Associate. She previously served as the Strategic Engagement Fellow.

Prior to joining ACS, Gomez was an intern at Physicians for Human Rights, The Synergos Institute, and DLA Piper.

Gomez received her B.A. in human rights and political science from Columbia University. At Columbia, she was a trip leader for the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program and a member of the Roosevelt Institute. She is originally from North Carolina.


Tom Wright

Tom Wright joined ACS in September 2017 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Strategic Engagement.  He helps manage ACS's work concerning judicial nominations, strengthening the ACS legal professional pipeline, and ACS’s Path to the Bench Initiative.

Wright was previously the law fellow at ACS. Prior to joining ACS, Wright served as a staff attorney at the National Veterans Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C.

Wright received his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2017, and his B.A. in communication and political science from the University of Missouri in 2014. During his time at Mizzou, he served as the president of the ACS student chapter and note and comment editor of the Missouri Law Review.

In his free time, Wright likes cheering for the Missouri Tigers, watching TV and movies, and visiting craft breweries.

David Lyle

David Lyle is ACS's Senior Counsel for Communications. He joined ACS in 2002 and has served as its Deputy Director, Acting Executive Director, and director of its state courts project. Lyle founded the Courts Matter project at Media Matters for America. He also worked as a principal in a political consulting firm, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as counsel to U.S. Representative Don Johnson, of Georgia, and an associate at Arnold & Porter. Lyle received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. in history from the University of Georgia. He clerked for the Hon. John C. Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jill Dash

Jill Dash joined ACS in 2008 and currently serves as the Vice President of Strategic Engagement. She oversees ACS’s work on issues surrounding the judiciary and the rule of law.  She also manages ACS’s Path to the Bench Initiative, as well as the ACS nationwide professional pipeline from law students to senior attorneys.

Before joining ACS, Dash was a litigator at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP in various areas including securities, tort litigation, and civil rights. Previously, she practiced at the Federal Trade Commission Division of Advertising Practices and at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. She was the President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia for 2019-2020.

Dash received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. in American Studies magna cum laude with distinction from Cornell University. She clerked for the Hon. Laura Taylor Swain in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

She lives in Maryland with her husband and two girls.