Allen Dickerson was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Donald J. Trump on September 16, 2020, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2020.
Prior to his appointment, Dickerson was Legal Director of the Institute for Free Speech (IFS), where he led a nationwide litigation practice. He has appeared before numerous state and federal courts, argued more than a dozen appeals, and participated as counsel for parties or amici curiae in many of the most significant First Amendment cases of the last decade. While at IFS, he 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 School of Law. In addition to his work with the Commission, he serves as a captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army Reserve.