Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout is Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. She is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United (Harvard University Press, 2014), and the forthcoming Break ‘em Up (All Points Press, 2020). In 2014, she ran for Governor of New York, garnering 34 percent of the vote in the Democratic Primary against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, and in 2018, she was endorsed by the New York Times in her unsuccessful campaign to be New York’s Attorney General. Prior to becoming an academic, she was the National Director of the Sunlight Foundation and a death penalty defense lawyer at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation in Durham, NC.