Lisa Graves is the founder and president of True North Research. She is a well-known researcher, writer, and public speaker. Her research and analysis have been cited by every major paper in the country, and featured in critically acclaimed books and documentaries. Her full bio, which includes serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as the Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and in other leadership posts, is available here.
"The 13th," a FILM Directed by Ava Du Vernay, Released by NETFLIX
Lisa's research and analysis was featured in this 2016 film, which won four Emmy Awards and was nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Documentary Film.
"Years of Living Dangerously," With America Ferrera on Showtime
Lisa's research and analysis was featured in an episode of the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously" about climate change deniers like the Heartland Institute, ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council), and more.
"United States of ALEC," narrated by BIll MOyers on PBS
Lisa's research and analysis was featured in the documentary "United States of ALEC," narrated by the great American journalist Bill Moyers. The film tells the story of how Lisa launched ALECexposed.org with her team at CMD after she received all the bills secretly voted on by corporate lobbyists voting as equals with legislators are pushed into law across the country.
Lisa's ANalysis Has been cited by major NEWS outlets
Lisa's research and analysis of the Koch Brothers, the rightwing groups they fund, and other national issues has been featured on numerous news programs. She has appeared as an expert on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Amy Goodman's Democracy Now!, the Laura Flanders Show, and other news shows.
Her analysis has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Toronto Star, Agence France-Presse, and other major newspapers.
She has been a featured guest on major radio programs, including NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, and Marketplace Report, on the BBC, CBC, and Deutschlandfunk.
Her work and analysis have also been cited in national magazines such as TIME, Newsweek, Vice News, Wired, Vanity Fair, Politico, Business Week, Roll Call, Newsday, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Legal Times, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, In These Times, The Nation, The Progressive, and more.
She has done many interviews on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, the Zero Hour with R.J. Eskow, the Nicole Sanders Show, the Thom Hartmann Show, the Matthew Filipowicz Show, and more.
She has also testified before both houses of Congress and edited briefs for the Supreme Court.