Board of Directors, Public Participation Project
Samantha James joined the California Anti-SLAPP Project in 2008, in the inaugural year of the Public Participation Project. She worked with Mark Goldowitz to draft the first federal bill and spearheaded the project’s coalition building and federal advocacy efforts until 2010. After joining a startup watchdog organization focused on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s political agenda (U.S. Chamber Watch, now a project of Public Citizen), she spent several years providing communications consulting services to nonprofit, public interest and women-owned businesses. She members as an attorney on the litigation team at Sterlington, L.P. and volunteers providing mediation representation and other services at NYLAG's Clinic Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York. Samantha is a graduate of American University and Stanford Law School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.