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  • Press Release

Dara Lindenbaum sworn in as Commissioner

August 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Dara Lindenbaum was sworn in today as a member of the Federal Election Commission.

Commissioner Lindenbaum was nominated by President Joseph Biden on February 3, 2022, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Lindenbaum was a partner at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C. (Sandler Reiff) where she advised candidates, political committees, and organizations on a wide range of laws and regulations, including complying with state and federal campaign finance and election laws. She served as outside general counsel for several organizations and worked with directors, boards, and staff on general business matters, structuring their programs, and navigating the complex legal and compliance landscape.

Before joining Sandler Reiff, Commissioner Lindenbaum was an associate counsel in the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she focused on election law and voting rights.

“Commissioner Lindenbaum comes to the FEC with a long record advising active campaigns at the core of the Commission’s jurisdiction. I look forward to her real-world experience and fresh perspective, and to the opportunity to work alongside an attorney well known for her professionalism and collegiality,” said Chairman Allen Dickerson.

“I want to congratulate Commissioner Lindenbaum on joining the Commission and wish her the very best as she embarks on this vital service to the American people and to the cause of our democracy,” said former Vice Chair Steven T. Walther, whom she is succeeding.

Commissioner Lindenbaum received her B.S. from Northeastern University and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. She was named a 2019, 2020, and 2021 Rising Star in the District of Columbia edition of Super Lawyers.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.