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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Darrin Hurwitz

Deputy General Counsel

Darrin Hurwitz serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign. Hurwitz provides advice to the organization on political compliance issues including federal and state campaign finance and lobbying disclosure regulation as well as on other non-profit management matters. Hurwitz also offers legal support to the HRC Foundation, HRC PAC and the organization’s affiliated state PACs.

Prior to joining HRC in 2006, Hurwitz was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where he specialized in election and political law. In 2004, he served as in-house legal counsel to the campaign organization America Coming Together. Hurwitz was a campaign aide to California State Controller Kathleen Connell in 1997-98.

Hurwitz received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  After law school Hurwitz clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and California.

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