Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Torres-Spelliscy’s work focuses primarily on the issue of money in politics, but also works on strengthening election laws more generally, as well as improving corporate governance. She is a Brennan Center Fellow, on the board of directors for both the National Institute on Money in State Politics and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Torres-Spelliscy is the head of research for the Corporate Reform Coalition, which works on revising corporate and securities laws post-Citizens United v. FEC. She has helped to draft several Supreme Court amicus briefs and provides testimony for law makers who are crafting new laws and new rules.
Explores how, over the course of American history, corporations have aggressively sought to expand their constitutional rights, and examines the responses from investors, customers, and lawmakers to expanded corporate power.