Michael Romano is the director and co-founder of the Stanford Justice Advocacy Project (formerly Three Strikes Project). He has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in California and has published several scholarly and popular press articles on criminal law and sentencing in the United States. As counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Mr. Romano co-authored the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012 (“Proposition 36”) and Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 (“Proposition 47”). His work has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Economist, and other outlets. He also maintains a small criminal appeals, post-conviction, and civil rights law practice in San Francisco. Mr. Romano was a John Knight Fellow at Yale Law School and graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2003. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Tallman.