Secretary of Juvenile Justice, November 24, 1997 to December 15, 1999. Resigned December 15, 1999. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1997-99; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1997-99; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1997-99; Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 1997-99; Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, 1997-99; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1997-99; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism (formerly Governor's Commission on Service), 1997-99; State's Attorneys Liaison Committee, 1997-99; State Board of Victim Services, 1997-99; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 1997-99. Chair, Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 1998-99. Member, Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1998; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Justice, 1998-99; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-99; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 1999; Governor's Task Force on Childproof Guns, 1999; Statewide 800-Megahertz Communications System Oversight Committee, 1999.
Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, 1982-87. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1989-97. Trial attorney, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997. Attorney Advisor, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, Federal Communications Commission, 2009-.
Born in New York, New York. Columbia University, B.A., 1976; National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2011; New York and District of Columbia Bars. Attorney. Executive Director, Council on Legal Education Opportunity, 1987-89. Advisory Board, Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program, 1984-85. President, District of Columbia Hispanic Bar Association, 1984-85 (ex officio, 1986; board member, 1983-84). Board of Directors, District of Columbia Chapter, Federal Bar Association,1986-87. Voting member, District of Columbia Judicial Conference, 1986, 1988-89. Board of Directors, Labor Agency of Metropolitan Washington (AFL-CIO), 1987-89. Board of Editors, The Washington Lawyer (official journal of District of Columbia Bar), 1992-96. Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar, 1995-98 (treasurer, 1994-95; vice-chair, membership benefits committee, 1986-89). Contributing member, Drop-Out Prevention Committee Report, Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools, 1988. Council member, United Way of Arlington, Virginia, 1989-92. Board of Directors, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Past founder and vice-president, Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, District of Columbia Bar, 1986. Outstanding Leadership Award, District of Columbia Hispanic Bar Association, 1986. Pro Bono Service Award, National Hispanic Bar Association, 1989.
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