Marshall Taylor, Anson Asaka, Victor Goode, and Khyla Craine are the attorneys employed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Office of the General Counsel as of August 2015, according to the NAACP. Taylor holds the title of interim general counsel and heads the NAACP's legal department.
The NAACP legal department handles civil rights advocacy as well as the organization's internal legal issues, according to the NAACP. An affiliated organization, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, handles mainly litigation. Sherrilyn Ifill serves as its president and director-counsel. Another attorney with NAACP experience is Ted Shaw of Norton Rose Fulbright's New York office, who is a past director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, according to Norton Rose Fulbright.