Director of Strategic Engagement
Harry Baumgarten joined ACS in May 2019 as Director of Strategic Engagement. His work focuses on judicial nominations before the U.S. Senate and strengthening the ACS professional pipeline.
During more than three years in Congress, Baumgarten served as Legislative Director and Counsel to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Acting Legislative Director and Counsel to Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. He advised them on judiciary, oversight, and foreign policy, oversaw the drafting of more than 25 bills, and negotiated legislation that passed the House of Representatives. He also led the Congressional Black Caucus’ Immigration Working Group in opposing the Muslim ban, public charge rule, proposed changes to the Diversity Visa Program, and termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti and Sudan.
Baumgarten received his J.D./M.P.P. from Georgetown University and his B.A. with honors from the George Washington University.