Brian Walsh Joins EPPC to Direct New Program on American Religious Freedom

October 13, 2011

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to announce that Brian W. Walsh has joined EPPC to serve as executive director of EPPC’s new program on American Religious Freedom.

“Brian combines a deep commitment to religious liberty with a demonstrated ability to develop consensus across traditional political divides,” said EPPC President Ed Whelan. “He’s ideally suited to build our new program into a major force that will protect the religious liberties of all Americans.”

“I’m delighted to join EPPC and to be devoting my work to the cause of religious freedom in America,” said Mr. Walsh. “I look forward to working with individuals and organizations of all religious faiths to develop solutions to current challenges and to protect and enhance the robust, inviolable religious freedoms to which all persons are entitled.”

Before joining EPPC, Mr. Walsh was Senior Legal Research Fellow in former Attorney General Edwin Meese’s Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Mr. Walsh and Heritage were at the forefront of a diverse coalition of individuals and organizations fighting the abuse of criminal law and criminal process, especially at the federal level.

Mr. Walsh served as a law clerk to Pasco M. Bowman, II, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was a litigation associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, D.C., and Willcox & Savage, Norfolk, Virginia. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Regent University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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