Article III Project Announces Legal Advisory Board as it Readies for Supreme Court Nomination Battle

WASHINGTON, DC — The Article III Project (A3P), which promotes and defends President Trump’s judicial nominees and appointed judges, today announced its 15-member Legal Advisory Board.

A3P has a team of 23 — including 15 retained and pro bono legal professionals — fighting to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett is the opportunity of more than a lifetime to create the first true conservative majority on the Supreme Court in over 80 years,” said A3P Founder and President Mike Davis. “President Trump is going to transform the 5-4 John Roberts Court to the 6-3 Clarence Thomas Court. For that reason, the left will stop at nothing to derail this confirmation, like they attempted successfully with Judge Robert Bork and unsuccessfully with Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh. A3P has assembled a battle-tested team of sharp, aggressive legal professionals who will help us do whatever it takes to push Judge Barrett’s nomination over the finish line by the end of October.”

A3P’s legal advisory board includes:

Mike Davis, A3P’s founder and president: Before starting A3P in April 2019, Mike Davis served as the chief counsel for nominations to then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (2017-19). Davis led the confirmation battles for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, an all-time record 29 federal circuit judges (of the 30 confirmed that Congress), and 53 federal trial judges, along with the Senate confirmations of most senior Justice Department officials. Davis served as the Chairman’s staff lead for 30 hearings and 41 markup meetings. Before joining Chairman Grassley’s team on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Davis clerked for Justice Neil Gorsuch after serving as “the general” of Justice Gorsuch’s successful confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2017. For a decade before returning to DC with Justice Gorsuch, Davis was a civil litigator in Denver, Colorado. Davis clerked for then-Judge Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 2006-07. Davis, a Des Moines native, graduated from the University of Iowa (2000) and Iowa Law (2004).

Will Chamberlain, senior counsel: Will Chamberlain is a lawyer and the publisher of Human Events. Previously, Will worked as an attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Class Action Fairness in Washington, DC. Before that, he practiced complex commercial litigation at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Los Angeles, CA. Will graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, and is an active member of the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar.

Ian Prior, senior counsel: Ian Prior is the CEO of Headwaters Media, an attorney, and the former principal deputy director of public affairs (#2 spokesman) at the Trump Justice Department. He has also served as the communications director of the Senate Leadership Fund and the national spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Nicole Gustafson, senior counsel: Nicole Gustafson is vice president and senior legislative counsel for the National Association of Broadcasters. She formerly served as counsel and coalitions director in several congressional offices, including Senators Charles Grassley and John Cornyn, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, and the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus; the former chief Republican lobbyist for the National Football League; and a member of Justice Gorsuch’s outside confirmation team. Gustafson graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003 and is a member of the Iowa and Indiana bars.

Ron Coleman, senior counsel: Ronald Coleman is a partner in the New York / New Jersey office of the Dhillon Law Group, where he practices commercial, IP and constitutional litigation. He is a prominent figure on social media and is known for his popular “Likelihood of Confusion” blog and his successful representation of Simon Tam’s First Amendment challenge to the rule prohibiting registration of “disparaging” trademarks.

Jordan Smith, legal counsel: Jordan Smith is an attorney at Boyden Gray & Associates PLLC, where her practice focuses on administrative and appellate law.  Previously, she clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practiced in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s D.C. office as a litigation associate. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Brigham Young University.

Mike Yoder, legal counsel: Mike Yoder is a litigation associate at Dhillon Law Group. His practice primarily focuses on constitutional challenges and complex civil litigation matters, including First Amendment and whistleblower claims, qui tam lawsuits, class actions, multidistrict litigation, insurance and commercial litigation, and negligence-based tort actions. Currently, Mike is litigating cases including: Zeraat v. District of Columbia, et al., a whistleblower case involving the Office of Campaign Finance, Brach v. Newsom, et al., a lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school closure orders, Women for America First v. de Blasio, et al., a First Amendment action regarding NYC’s Black Lives Matter murals, and Ngo v. Rose City Antifa, et al., a tort case regarding Antifa’s 2019 violent attacks on against conservative journalist, Andy Ngo.

Nathan Williams, legal fellow: Nathan Williams is a recent graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He earned degrees at the University of Georgia and the London School of Economics & Political Science as well. He was formerly a nominations law clerk to then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley last Congress.

NOTE: 7 of the 15 legal professionals (14 attorneys and 1 legal fellow) on A3P’s legal advisory board have workplace restrictions that preclude the public announcement of their membership on an outside board.

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