David O'Brien is a Staff Attorney at FairVote, where he works on an array of issues including legislation, legal compliance matters, and contributing to amicus curiae briefs. Before coming to FairVote, he was the Senior Legal Counsel for the Senate of the Republic of Palau. He previously worked as a researcher on The Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment and in private practice. He has a J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Studies from Creighton University. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland.