Jason Starr

He/Him | Litigation Director

Jason Starr has over a decade of experience as an attorney, educator, organizer, and innovator in civil rights and social justice policy. Currently, Jason is the inaugural Director of Litigation at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, where he is building a strategic hub for collaborative pro-bono impact litigation in partnership with private law firms and grassroots legal activists. He serves as lead counsel in Walker v. Azar, challenging the attempted rollback of critical civil rights protections for LGBTQ people, non-English speakers, and people with disabilities in the Affordable Care Act. He also represents amici on a number of high profile cases addressing LGBTQ equality in state and federal courts. Formerly, Jason served as Counsel for Civil Rights and Federal Affairs in the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo where he managed legal, policy, and budgetary affairs for a broad portfolio of issues including criminal justice, clemency, democracy protection, immigration, and housing. Jason was also counsel to both the Governor's Task Force on Reentry and Community Reintegration and Joint Task Force on Worker Exploitation and Employee Misclassification.