Jeffrey M. Wice Joins Sandler Reiff & Young
Sandler Reiff and Young, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey M. Wice has joined the firm as “of counsel” to provide redistricting assistance to congressional, state legislative and local government officials, and other organizations with a stake in the post-2010 linedrawing process.
Mr. Wice has over 30 years of experience in redistricting, voting rights and census law. He pioneered national Democratic Party redistricting assistance to the states and has worked as redistricting counsel to the Democratic National Committee, national redistricting projects, and to many state legislative leaders, governmental entities, and elected officials. He is experienced in all aspects of redistricting activity, from developing state legislative committees and criteria through legislative enactments and litigation.
The new round of redistricting presents particular challenges with one person/one vote equal population standards and new interpretations of the federal Voting Rights Act. Sandler, Reiff & Young P.C.’s attorneys have extensive experience working with legislative leaderships and redistricting committees in these and other aspects of redistricting law.
Read a copy of Mr. Wice’s firm biographybelow:
Jeffrey M. Wice, “of counsel” to Sandler, Reiff & Young P.C,. has over 30 years of experience working in redistricting, voting rights and census law. He is considered a national expert on redistricting and has been included by ROLL CALL in its list of the top 50 Washington policy insiders. Mr. Wice also appears in the 2010 documentary movie “Gerrymandering.”
Mr. Wice has assisted many state legislative leaders, Members of Congress, and other state and local government officials on redistricting and voting rights matters across the nation. During the 1980s, Mr. Wice developed the first national Democratic Party redistricting assistance program, working with state legislative leaders preparing for the 1990 census and redistricting process. During the 1990s, Mr. Wice served as a counsel to the President’s appointees to the 2000 federal Census Monitoring Board. During the 2000 redistricting cycle. Mr. Wice served as counsel to the Democratic National Committee’s Redistricting Project. He also represented the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus in its successful in its federal court effort to ensure minority voting rights under the Voting Rights Act. As the Democratic Party prepares for the 2010 census and subsequent redistricting, Mr. Wice serves as counsel to the Foundation For The Future, the party’s redistricting planning project.
Mr. Wice has been a contributor to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) “Redistricting Law Handbook” for the 1990, 2000, and 2010 editions. As a long time counsel to the New York State Legislature. Mr. Wice has served in several NCSL leadership positions, including service on the national Executive Committee and as a staff chair of the Elections and Redistricting Committee.
He is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School where he teaches election law. In the past, he has also taught election law at Touro Law School. Mr. Wice has submitted several redistricting and voting rights related amicus briefs in U.S. Supreme Court cases, including the landmark case Shaw v. Reno and most recently in Bartlett v. Strickland.
Mr. Wice holds a B.A. from The George Washington University (1974) and a J.D. from the Antioch Law School (1982). He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and has been admitted to practice the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court.