Noah Bookbinder

Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Fast Facts Washington’s ethics watchdog Industry: Advocacy, law Key previous position: Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary CommitteeEducation: Stanford; Yale LawNotable fact: Past Board, Temple Emanuel NJ50 Profile While congressional Democrats have tried to police the Trump administration’s ethics issues from committee hearing …

Neal Katyal

Partner at Hogan Lovells, Georgetown Law Professor Fast Facts Creator of special-counsel laws Industry: Law Key previous position: Acting Solicitor GeneralEducation: Dartmouth; Yale LawNotable fact: Argued 39 cases before Supreme Court NJ50 Profile Following the release of the Mueller report, Neal Katyal was looking forward to focusing on non-Trump issues …

Jeff Kosseff

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at U.S. Naval Academy Fast Facts Cybersecurity scholar Industry: LawKey previous position: First Amendment lawyerEducation: U of Michigan; Georgetown LawNotable fact: Worked as a journalist from 2004 to 2008 NJ50 Profile When Jeff Kosseff, a professor of cybersecurity law at the U.S. Naval Academy, realized …

Danielle Brian

Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight Fast Facts Oversight advocate Industry: Political activismKey previous position: Has worked with POGO for 27 yearsEducation: Smith College; Johns Hopkins Notable fact: Worked with Geraldo Rivera NJ50 Profile Danielle Brian is one of the most prominent defenders of the whistle-blower process and congressional oversight, working to …

Daniel Garza

President, The Libre Initiative Fast Facts Latino community champion Industry: AdvocacyKey previous position: Office of Public Liaison, Bush AdministrationEducation: Central Washington UniversityNotable fact: Grew up as a seasonal crop worker NJ50 Profile When Daniel Garza’s parents arrived in America, they couldn’t speak English, didn’t have driver’s licenses, and hadn’t graduated …

Ben Chevat

Executive Director of 9/11 Health WatchExecutive Director of Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act Fast Facts Voice for 9/11 survivors Industry: AdvocacyKey previous position: Chief of staff, Rep. Carolyn Maloney Education: Queens College and Law SchoolNotable fact: Former chief of staff to Sen. Chuck Schumer NJ50 Profile Ben …

Alex Flint

Executive Director, Alliance for Market Solutions Fast Facts Clean-power advocate Industry: EnergyKey previous position: Senate staff directorEducation: George Washington; MITNotable fact: Led bipartisan energy reform NJ50 Profile Longtime Republican lobbyist and Capitol Hill staffer Alex Flint wants lawmakers to know that conservative values demand action on climate change. Flint is …

National Journal 50

In celebration of our 50th year, we’re honoring 50 individuals who are driving positive impact and conversation in Washington through their work. Our NJ50 special report celebrates individuals whose work has an outsized impact in Washington. It also introduces National Journal Group’s ever growing capabilities to serve you through our …