Matt Nosanchuk, president and co-founder, was liaison to the American Jewish Community in the Obama White House and a member of the National Security Council staff. He also worked at the Department of State in the Secretary’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of the General Counsel, and the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division.
Highlights of his service include his work at DOJ and DHS to advance LGBT civil rights, including marriage equality, which earned him the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the American Bar Association’s inaugural Stonewall Award. At the White House and State, he also worked to secure support for the Iran nuclear agreement, one of President Obama’s signature foreign policy accomplishments.
Previously, Nosanchuk worked at the Justice Department during President Bill Clinton’s second term, in the Senate as Counsel to Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), in the House of Representatives as Counsel to Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) on the House Judiciary Committee, as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, at the ACLU of Illinois as a Skadden Fellow, and on numerous political campaigns, including the 2008 Obama campaign. Matt also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Nosanchuk attended college and law school at Stanford University, where he was a Truman Scholar.