Christine Kwon serves as counsel at Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to defending and strengthening our democratic laws, norms, and institutions. At Protect Democracy, she engages in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, engaging diverse stakeholders and building coalitions, and other strategies to secure all Americans’ right to a free, fair, and fully-informed democracy.
Previously, Christine served as a policy advisor for then-Senator Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign, law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Lecturer in Law and Fellow for the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) at Yale Law School, a clinical partnership with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to litigate public-interest lawsuits on civil rights, consumer protection, and public health issues.
Christine graduated from Columbia University and Yale Law School, where she served on the executive board of the Yale Law Journal. Christine is the first in her family to earn a professional degree and the first to become an attorney.