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Debo Adegbile

Associate Director-Counsel/Director of Litigation
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Debo P. Adegbile is Associate Director-Counsel/Director of Litigation and is responsible for supervision of the legal program at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). Debo successfully argued against a constitutional challenge to the core federal preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act before a three-judge panel in federal court in Washington D.C., and again in April of 2009 before the U.S. Supreme Court. That case followed a multi-year effort which resulted in the Congressional reauthorization of several important provisions of the VRA. Prior to joining LDF in 2001, Debo was a litigation associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for seven years. He received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College.

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