马克·埃利亚斯, who has become one of the most influential liberal attorneys in 华盛顿州, 最近离开 Perkins Coie 律师事务所，成立 Elias Law Group. Elias’ firm will focus on electing Democrats, supporting voter rights and “help progressives make change,” according to a Perkins Coie 新闻稿.
But before departing the heavyweight firm used by an extensive list of powerful Democratic politicians, Elias positioned himself with several groups tied to a dark money juggernaut that would help in efforts to push back against the likes of voter identification and redistricting lawsuits across America.
As part of the efforts, the Democracy Docket Legal Fund, led by Elias, was created. The legal fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the Hopewell Fund, a nonprofit managed by Washington consulting firm Arabella Advisors.
Arabella-managed funds act as a conduit for deep-pocketed liberal donors to stealthily bankroll numerous left-wing groups. It manages three separate funds in addition to Hopewell: the Sixteen Thirty Fund, the New Venture Fund and the Windward Fund.