Laura Cutilletta

Legal Director, Giffords Law Center

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Laura Cutilletta joined the Law Center in May 2003, serving as staff attorney, senior staff attorney, managing attorney, and now the organization’s legal director. She is a prominent expert on gun laws and policy nationwide, and, in 2009, established programs to track, analyze, and report on firearms legislation and trends in all 50 states. This project has made the organization the primary resource on state gun laws for media, activists, lawmakers, and the public. Laura has worked for more than a decade with activists across the country and legislators at all levels of government, providing legal expertise and advice on legislative solutions to gun violence.

Laura is frequently invited to speak at conferences around the country and has been quoted in major publications such as the Economist, the New York TimesRolling StoneNewsweek, and the Atlantic.

Previously Laura served as the legal services manager at STAND! Against Domestic Violence and staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. She has been admitted to the bar in both California and Illinois, and earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.