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Devin Driscoll is an attorney with the firm Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. His practice is a mix of business litigation, energy and environmental regulatory matters, and appellate work. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Devin served as editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review volume 102. He was president of both the Asylum Law Project, a student-led immigration service project, and the student chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He served as a judicial law clerk for Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. 
 
Devin has also worked for progressive candidates and issues for more than a decade. Most recently, he served as a regional voter protection director with the Biden–Harris campaign. A veteran of both Obama presidential campaigns, Devin served as Rhode Island state director in 2012. In 2014, he managed Clay Pell's gubernatorial campaign and was senior advisor to Congressman David Cicilline's reelection.
 
Devin spent the bulk of 2013 working on marriage-equality campaigns across the country, first as communications director for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, and then as northeast regional director of Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization supporting President Obama's legislative agenda.
 
In addition to his J.D., Devin holds a bachelor's degree in English and political science from Providence College and a Master of Public Policy degree (2011) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He serves on the board of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society and the University of Minnesota Friends of the Libraries; he is a member of the Capital Investment Budget (CIB) Committee of the City of St. Paul and the Community Advisory Committee of the Capital Area Regional Watershed District. Devin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Katie, and their son, Jack.