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Allen Dickerson


Allen Dickerson joined the Federal Election Commission on December 18, 2020, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He served as Chairman in 2022 and Vice Chair in 2021.

Prior to his appointment, Dickerson was Legal Director of the Institute for Free Speech (IFS), where he led a nationwide First Amendment litigation practice. While at IFS, he argued more than a dozen appeals, testified regularly before Congress, state legislatures, and regulatory agencies, and was a frequent speaker on campaign finance and political regulation topics. Earlier in his career, he was an associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York and an attorney for the Republican Governors Association.

Commissioner Dickerson received his undergraduate education at Yale College and his law degree from New York University. In addition to his work with the Commission, he serves as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserve.

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