Executive Director, American Oversight
Austin Evers founded American Oversight in 2017 to leverage his experience as a litigator and government attorney to promote accountability in government. He served most recently as Senior Counsel in the Department of State for oversight and transparency matters where he advised the Department on responding to congressional, law enforcement, advocacy group, and media investigations.
Prior to that, Evers was a litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP and clerked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. Evers is an expert in FOIA, open records, and government accountability. He can speak to the requirements of the Presidential Records Act, the Federal Records Act and other relevant rules that govern document retention during the transition period. He can also speak to legal strategies being employed by American Oversight to ensure that these documents are retained. Evers graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School.
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