Managing Director, Legal Progress
Expertise: Civil liberties, criminal law, the federal judiciary, the Supreme Court, voting rights
Joshua Field serves as the Managing Director of Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress. Field is a veteran of both the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns and joined the Center for American Progress after fulfilling several different roles during the 2012 campaign cycle, including senior advisor at the Presidential Inaugural Committee, OFA-NV voter protection director of special projects, and counsel and director of communications for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Prior to his work on the 2012 campaign, Field served the Obama administration as the press director at Peace Corps, where he helped rebuild the Peace Corps press-relations office after nearly a year of agency transition. In addition to his service to the Obama administration, Field has held various communications and political positions at the national and state level, working for—among others—Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and former Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-MO).
Field’s legal experience includes nearly three years of work in the courtroom as a public defender in Washington State and appellate practice at the Innocence Project Northwest Clinic. Field received his B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University and his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law.