Brian Highsmith, Skadden Fellow

brian highsmithBrian Highsmith is a Skadden Fellow at the National Consumer Law Center, working on criminal justice debt and the criminalization of poverty in various consumer law contexts. Prior to joining NCLC, Brian worked on domestic economic policy with a focus on income support programs and fiscal policy—including as an advisor at President Obama's National Economic Council, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the office of Senator Cory Booker. During law school he practiced consumer litigation at the New York Legal Assistance Group and Gupta Wessler PLLC and was a law clerk in the civil rights office of Maryland's Attorney General. Brian is a graduate of Yale Law School and Furman University.