Alexis Agathocleous is a 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 Doe v. Jindal
and Doe v. Caldwell
, challenging a Louisiana law that requires individuals convicted of Crime Against Nature to register as sex offenders. Alexis is also counsel for plaintiffs in Ruiz 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. 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.