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WASHINGTON, DC–Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced the appointment of Dariely Rodriguez and Ed Caspar as Deputy Chief  Counsel. Rodriguez and Caspar will serve on the organization’s Senior Leadership Team. They will assist in the direction and oversight of legal operations at the Lawyers’ Committee and provide strategic guidance for litigation and advocacy projects across the organization. Working with longtime Chief Counsel Jon Greenbaum, these new roles will help foster more significant synergies and integration across practice areas while also helping to ensure that the organization’s legal staff has the guidance and deep thought partnership required to advance racial justice in today’s challenging environment. 

“We are beyond thrilled to have Dariely and Ed as our new Deputy Chief Counsel, ” said Damon Hewitt, the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee. “Dariely and Ed will be an integral part of our organization. They both bring a wealth of experience in racial justice legal advocacy, civil rights compliance and enforcement, and extensive supervisory experience in multiple contexts. Most importantly, they also understand the importance of fighting alongside communities of color and using the law in innovative ways to build the pathways to opportunity, prosperity, justice, and democracy that our nation sorely needs right now.”

Rodriguez most recently served as Chief of Staff in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. She previously spent four years at the Lawyers’ Committee as the Director of the organization’s Economic Justice Project, which focuses on combatting discrimination in employment, healthcare, and economic opportunities on behalf of communities of color. Earlier in her career, Rodriguez served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau in the Office of the Attorney General of New York and worked in private practice focusing on labor and employment issues.

Caspar joined the Lawyers’ Committee in 2019 as Senior Counsel litigating matters across all of the Lawyers’ Committee’s project areas. His current work includes leading the organization’s litigation team in Smith v. Trump, a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to violate civil rights as part of the January 6 insurrection. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, Caspar served as Director of the Legal Services Corporation. For most of his career, Caspar engaged in extensive civil rights litigation as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, eventually rising to the rank of Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General.  Caspar spent nearly 15 years as a public servant, winning several victories for the DOJ, including the successful civil litigation against the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, to address systemic civil rights violations. 




About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to mobilize the nation’s leading lawyers as agents for change in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, the Lawyers’ Committee uses legal advocacy to achieve racial justice, fighting inside and outside the courts to ensure that Black people and other people of color have the voice, opportunity, and power to make the promises of our democracy real. For more information, please visit