Steven Anderson is president and CEO of the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which litigates cases nationwide to vindicate the rights fundamental to a free society. Before joining PLF, he spent 12 years at the Institute for Justice (IJ), most recently as executive vice president and CFO. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson worked as director of IJ’s Castle Coalition. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures on the critical need for eminent domain reform, has advised all levels of government on public policy, and has lectured and debated at conferences and symposia, making the case for substantive protections for property rights. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Wake Forest University.