Co-Chair, Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-10. Member, State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings, 2007-. Member, Commission on Civic Literacy, 2007-12; Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, 2008; Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance, 2010-11; Maryland Medical Marijuana Model Program Work Group, 2011-12; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013-14. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Food Allergy Awareness, Food Safety, and Food Service Facility Letter-Grading, 2013-14.
Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1987-89.
Former member, Hate Crimes Commission, Montgomery County. Former member, Gun Policy Task Force, City of Takoma Park; Redistricting Task Force, City of Takoma Park, 1990.
Chair, State Higher Education Labor Relations Board, 2001-05.
Born in Washington, DC, December 13, 1962. Attended Georgetown Day High School, Washington DC; Harvard College, B.A. (government), magna cum laude, 1983. Benjamin A. Trustman Travelling Fellowship, Harvard University, 1983-84. Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987 (editor, Harvard Law Review). Teaching Fellow, Government Department, Harvard University, 1985-87. Admitted to Massachusetts Bar, 1987; District of Columbia Bar, 1993; Maryland Bar, 1995. General Counsel, National Rainbow Coalition, 1989-90. Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, The American University, 1990- (associate dean, faculty & academic affairs, 1994-96). Founder and director, Marshall-Brennan Fellowship Program, The American University, 1999-. Visiting Professor, Institut D'Etudes Sciences Politique, Paris, France, 2003-04. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2008. Board of Directors, FairVote, The Center for Voting and Democracy, 2006. Author, We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about Students (2000); Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People (2003); Youth Justice in America (2005). Scholar-Teacher of the Year, American University, 2000-01. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2012. Young Leader, French-American Foundation, 2000-02. Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2012. Legislator of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2016. Married; three children.
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