State's Attorney, Prince George's County, January 2003 to January 3, 2011. Member, State's Attorneys' Coordination Council, 2003-10. Executive Board, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003-. Member, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2003-11; Steering Committee, Bi-County Task Force on Gang Activity, 2004. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Prince George's County, 2004-10; State Board of Victim Services, 2008-09.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1990-94. Counsel to U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, 1994-95, and Whitewater Committee, 1995-97. Member, Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform, 1996-97. Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota, 1997-98. Senior legislative assisant to U.S. Representative John Conyers of Michigan, 1987-88.
Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, 13th Commission District, Prince George's County, 2011-. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, 2012-.
Princeton University, A.B. (politics), with honors, 1983; Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1986. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987; District of Columbia Bar, 1988. Attorney. Litigation Department, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, 1986-87. Associate, Preston, Gates, Ellis, & Rouvelas, 1989-90. Partner, Preston, Gates, Ellis, & Rouvelas, Meeds, 2000-03. Partner, Venable LLP, 2011-12. Partner, Leftwich & Ludaway, 2012-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (criminal law & practice section); Prince George's County Bar Association; J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Board of Governors, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 2001-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004. Member, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association; National Association of Black Prosecutors; Harvard Law School Association of Maryland; Princeton Alumni Schools Committee; Kiwanis Club of Mitchellville. Advisory Board, CeaseFire Maryland. Adjunct faculty, University of Maryland School of Law, 1995-2014. Member, Cheverly United Methodist Church. Married; six children.
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