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Marina Jenkins

Marina Jenkins is litigation director for both the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and the National Redistricting Foundation. She previously worked as a private attorney involved in election law and redistricting. She was an associate at Jenner and Block. She served on the appellate staff for the U.S. Department of Justice. Jenkins also briefly worked as a pro bono fellow for the Advancement Project, a group created in 1999 by left-leaning lawyers that opposes voter identification laws. [1]

Background

Marina Jenkins is a Washington, D.C. based lawyer who earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from Princeton University in History with a concentration in African Studies in 2004.

She went on to Stanford University Law School in 2007 and earned her J.D. in 2010. [2]

Professional Life and Career

Advancement Project

Marina Jenkins was a pro bono legal fellow for the Advancement Project, a left-wing group that among other projects opposes voter identification laws throughout the United States. [3]

Jenner and Block

Marina Jenkins was an associate at the Jenner and Block law firm, where she also served as a summer associate for in the summer of 2009, from November of 2010 until July of 2015, after which she went to take on another position. She worked at the firm in Jenner and Block’s Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation and Election Law & Redistricting practice groups where she “litigated on behalf of, and provided counsel to, clients across a broad range of matters, including government investigations, election law litigation, contract and corporate fraud disputes, and copyright litigation.” [4]

National Democratic Redistricting Committee

Marina Jenkins currently works as the litigation director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), an organization headed by the former Obama administration U.S. Attorney General under the Eric Holder that is aiming to support Democratic candidates in elections throughout the United States by supporting Democratic-led redistricting efforts and litigating against Republican-led redistricting.

Jenkins has worked on cases in her role as the litigation director of the NDRC (and its foundation) in states such as Alabama,[5] North Carolina,[6] and Mississippi. [7]

References

  1. LinkedIn: Marine K. Jenkins. Accessed April 18, 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinakjenkins/. ^
  2. LinkedIn: Marine K. Jenkins. Accessed April 18, 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinakjenkins/. ^
  3. LinkedIn: Marine K. Jenkins. Accessed April 18, 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinakjenkins/. ^
  4. LinkedIn: Marine K. Jenkins. Accessed April 18, 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinakjenkins/. ^
  5. “Trial Begins in Challenge to Congressional District Map.” Black Voice News, November 8, 2019. https://blackvoicenews.com/2019/11/07/trial-begins-in-challenge-to-congressional-district-map/. ^
  6. Humphries, Ben. “Another Gerrymandering Lawsuit Filed in N.C. Challenges Congressional District Lines.” The Daily Tar Heel, October 3, 2019. https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/10/holder-gerrymandering-lawsuit-1004. ^
  7. “The Final Call.” Suit seeks to overturn Mississippi ‘fail-safe’ that protects White voting power in elections. Accessed February 7, 2020. https://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/Suit-seeks-to-overturn-Mississippi-fail-safe-that-protects-White-voting-power-in-elections.shtml. ^
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