Agathocleous, Alexis

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Senior Staff Attorney

Biography

Alexis Agathocleous is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and works on CCR’s Government Misconduct and Racial Justice docket. He is lead counsel in Aref v. Holder, challenging policies and conditions at the federal Bureau of Prisons’ Communications Management Units, and is counsel for plaintiffs in Ashker v. Brown, challenging long-term solitary confinement at California's Pelican Bay Special Housing Unit, and Blum v. Holder, a First Amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Alexis was also lead counsel in Doe v. Jindal and Doe v. Caldwell, challenging a Louisiana law that requires individuals convicted of Crime Against Nature to register as sex offenders. Before joining CCR, Alexis was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD), and Director of OAD’s Reinvestigation Project. Alexis was a Karpatkin Fellow with the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow and interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.