Morgan Saunders is an experienced litigator who is passionate about ensuring tribes have an advocate in every room where decisions are being made, especially in Washington, D.C.
At NARF, Morgan is based in the D.C. office. Her work has focused on protecting Native religious rights, including wearing eagle feathers at graduation. She also supports the Tribal Supreme Court Project, protecting Native interests at the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, she helped coordinate the amicus brief strategy for Brackeen v. Haaland. Most recently, Morgan has has been supporting voting rights and election protection issues.
Prior to joining NARF in 2022, Morgan was an Associate at Covington & Burling LLP. She clerked for the Honorable Christina Reiss on the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and Justice Susan Carney on the Alaska Supreme Court. During that time she gained experience in government investigations and litigation, including a voting rights trial challenging a discriminatory voter suppression law in federal court in Florida.
- Columbia Law School, J.D.
- Articles editor for the Columbia Law Review
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- University of Vermont, B.A. Political Science and French, cum laude
- Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions to Practice
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Member of the D.C. and New Hampshire Bar Associations
- Digital-Age Discrimination: The Voting Rights Act, Language Minorities, and Online Voter Registration. Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems [50:3, 2017]. Available at: http://jlsp.law.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/05/50-Saunders.pdf