David Arkush

Director, Public Citizen's Congress Watch
215 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-4996 | E-mail: darkush @ citizen.org

David Arkush is the Director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch. He joined Public Citizen in January 2008 after working as a staff attorney at Public Justice, where he litigated civil rights, environmental, and consumer cases, primarily in the areas of federal preemption of state law, private standing under consumer protection statutes, and binding mandatory arbitration in consumer contracts. Prior to working at Public Justice, David taught in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center, served as the Fuchsberg Fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group, and clerked for the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before clerking, David worked for the private public-interest law firm Adkins, Kelston & Zavez and, before law school, he served as Statewide Coordinator of Missouri Voters for Fair Elections. David was awarded an LL.M. in Advocacy with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2003, where he served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. David is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the state of Indiana, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and D.C. Circuits.