Kevin Baker is the Director of Governmental Relations for ACLU California Action. In addition to overseeing California Action’s state policy advocacy, Kevin concentrates on civil rights, disability access, language discrimination, privacy, free speech, open government, and campaign finance issues.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Kevin was Deputy Chief Counsel for the Judiciary Committee of the California State Assembly where he worked on policy issues related to civil rights, constitutional law, immigrants’ rights, dispute resolution, and privacy, among other issues.
Kevin previously served as National Employment Litigation and Policy Director at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where his litigation, advocacy, and community education work centered on anti-discrimination rights, affirmative action, minority business issues, and economic advancement. He previously worked as an attorney in private practice focused on employment rights issues, and as a consultant and expert witness on employment discrimination and workplace dispute resolution.
Kevin holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Michigan State University, and a J.D. from the New England School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was the Lead Articles Editor of the New England Law Review. He was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine in 2009.