Adjunct Professor of Law
Michael Liburdi is general counsel for Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Prior to joining the governor’s office, Michael was a Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. His law practice focused on commercial litigation, government relations and election law. Michael advised clients on all aspects of campaign finance law, assists with drafting legislation and initiatives, assists with referendum campaigns and litigates cases involving constitutional disputes, ballot access requirements and the separate amendment rule for constitutional amendments. Michael also served as a staff attorney in the litigation department of the Federal Election Commission’s office of the general counsel, an attorney with Perkins Coie LLP and a law clerk for Justice Ruth McGregor on the Arizona Supreme Court. Michael is a commissioner on the Arizona Arts Commission and on the State Bar of Arizona Peer Review Committee. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches courses on election law, impeachment and post-Watergate reforms. Michael frequently speaks to various local groups and organizations on political law topics such as campaign finance law and impeachment. He received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Arizona State University and earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.