Alissa Ardito is an Attorney Advisor with the Administrative Conference of the United States. Ms. Ardito was a lecturer and visiting fellow at Yale University in the Department of Political Science. She has extensive experience in government service, having previously worked as an attorney advisor at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. While at Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Ardito worked in both the Office of Legislation and Regulations and in the Office of Finance and Administrative Law, primarily in the areas of appropriations law, the Privacy Act, inter-agency agreements and data sharing agreements, public-private partnerships, cooperative agreements, the Vacancies Reform Act, and separation of powers. In addition, she handled all social media related legal issues including negotiating terms of service agreements with social media corporations. Her article on federal agency social media and free speech appeared in the Administrative Law Review, and she has advised multiple federal agencies on free speech related social media issues.
Prior to government service, Ms. Ardito was a visting professor and post-doctoral fellow at Duke University in the Department of Political Science. Ms. Ardito received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.A., high honors, from the University of Virginia where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Her book, Machiavelli and the Modern State, was recently published by Cambridge University Press.