Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech (IFS) is pleased to welcome Parker Douglas to its legal team as a Senior Attorney. Parker’s addition to the staff will enable IFS to expand its litigation efforts to protect the political rights to free speech, press, assembly, and petition guaranteed by the First Amendment.
“We are excited to add an attorney of Parker’s stature and experience to our team. His background as a senior state official, federal public defender, and Supreme Court Fellow will add immeasurably to our capabilities,” said Institute for Free Speech Legal Director Allen Dickerson.
Prior to joining IFS, Parker was the 2017-2018 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States, where he served in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. Previously, he served as Utah Federal Solicitor and Chief of Staff to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. Parker has also been an Assistant Federal Defender, practiced in the Supreme Court and Appellate section of Latham & Watkins’s Washington, D.C. office, and taught law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney School of Law.
“I’m very pleased to join the Institute for Free Speech as a Senior Attorney. I’ve admired the Institute’s work for a long time, as they have become our nation’s bellwether for political speech protection and advocacy. I am excited about the work we will do together and look forward to assisting them in their endeavors to protect our precious first freedom,” said Parker.
About the Institute for Free Speech
The Institute for Free Speech is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government. Originally known as the Center for Competitive Politics, it was founded in 2005 by Bradley A. Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. The Institute is the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights.