Debra Perlin

Director of Policy and Program

Debra Perlin joined ACS in June 2017 and currently serves as Director of Policy and Program. She oversees the development of policy on national security, separation of powers, and administrative law issues. This portfolio includes extensive work on topics related to workers’ rights and economic justice, environmental law, and technology law, among others. She also represents the organization in coalition meetings and works with experts in the field to develop issue briefs and blog posts.

Before joining ACS, Perlin was the Supreme Court Fellow in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also worked as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a Justice Advisor at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and a Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Perlin received her J.D. cum laude from Boston College and her B.A. in International and Global studies and Near Eastern and Judaic studies summa cum laude from Brandeis University.