Steven Lucas Named to IGS Advisory Board

Steven Lucas
May 23, 2013

IGS is pleased to announce that Steven Lucas is the newest member of the Institute's National Advisory Council, appointed to a three-year term commencing this month. 

Mr. Lucas is a partner at Nielsen Merksamer specializing in political law, including campaign, election, lobby and ethics laws in various federal, state and local jurisdictions. He specializes in state and local ballot measures, non-profit law, and maintains a 50 state national compliance practice in the area of campaign and lobby law.  As a lecturer at Stanford Law School, he has taught "Law and Politics" and "Election Law" for second- and third-year students.  

Since 2003, Mr. Lucas has served on the Board of Directors of Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC), a company that mines platinum and palladium in Montana and is developing gold, PGM, and copper mines in Canada and Argentina. He serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee as well as a member of the company’s Audit Committee.

Mr. Lucas previously served at the appointment of the Governor of California as Chairman of the Bipartisan Commission on the Political Reform Act.  He is a past president of the California Political Attorneys Association. He has also served on the California Secretary of State's Task Force on Online Disclosure as well as the FPPC Chairman's Advisory Task Force.

Mr. Lucas received his law degree from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was cross-enrolled at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Press, Politics and Public Policy.  He received a B.A. in Economics/Business and graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.