James Valvo, Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor


James Valvo is a Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at Cause of Action Institute. He is a member of the 2016-2018 FOIA Advisory Committee at the National Archives representing the interests of the nonprofit requester community.

Prior to joining Cause of Action Institute in 2013, Mr. Valvo was the Director of Policy for Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. In that role, he led a national policy team and advised more than 25 state chapters to educate and advocate for economic freedom in the areas of tax, spending, health care, energy and environment, technology, and labor policy. His policy work has been featured in numerous print media outlets.

Mr. Valvo graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science at American University as well, graduating summa cum laude with honors. He is the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholar representing the District of Columbia and was given an award for his outstanding scholarship at the undergraduate level.

Mr. Valvo is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice in several federal courts.