David Arkush is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the Director of Public Citizen’s Climate Program. At the Roosevelt Institute, his work focuses on the intersection between the climate crisis and financial regulation. In addition to those subjects, Arkush is an expert on regulatory law and policy and consumer and worker protections.
Arkush has broad experience building coalitions and advocating for the public interest in all three branches of government. Recently, he was instrumental in developing the Vision for Equitable Climate Action, a comprehensive platform of strong, equitable climate policies, within the U.S. Climate Action Network. Previously, Arkush spent five years directing Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, where he led strategic research and advocacy campaigns and played key roles in the passage of laws including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. He has appeared and been published in numerous media outlets, and he has taught Administrative Law and Legislation at the University of Richmond School of Law.