Matthew Menendez is Counsel at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice. Mr. Menendez serves as counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on fair and impartial courts. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York City. Mr. Menendez attended New York University School of Law as a Dean’s Scholar and graduated in 2007, having served as notes editor of the NYU Environmental Law Journal.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College in 1999. After graduating from Swarthmore, he worked in Washington, DC as an aide to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, where he concentrated on issues including the judiciary, energy, and the environment.