Matt Nosanchuk is an experienced attorney who held multiple senior roles in the Obama Administration from 2009-17. He served at the White House as President Obama’s liaison to the American Jewish Community and on the National Security Council staff. Matt also worked at the Department of State in the Secretary’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of General Counsel, and the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division.
As an Obama Administration appointee, Matt worked on a wide range of domestic and international issues at the intersection of policy, politics, law, strategic communications, oversight, and public engagement. Highlights of his service include his work at DOJ and DHS to advance LGBT civil rights, including marriage equality, which earned him the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the American Bar Association’s inaugural Stonewall Award. Highlights also include his role at the White House and State working to secure support for the Iran nuclear agreement, one of President Obama’s signature foreign policy accomplishments.
Previously, Matt worked at the Justice Department during President Bill Clinton’s second term, in the Senate as Counsel to Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), in the House of Representatives as Counsel to Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) on the House Judiciary Committee, as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, at the ACLU of Illinois as a Skadden Fellow and on numerous political campaigns, including the 2008 Obama campaign. Matt also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Throughout his career, Matt has had extensive media experience, including op-eds published in numerous national news outlets. His work has also appeared in essay collections and scholarly journals. Matt is originally from the Detroit area and attended college and law school at Stanford where he was a Truman Scholar. He has a son, Seth, who is a sophomore at Stanford.