Member of House of Delegates, representing District 24 (Prince George's County), January 14, 2015 to October 7, 2021. Resigned October 2021. Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2019-21. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2015-21 (health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2015-16; government operations & long-term care subcommittee, 2015-17; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2016-17; government operations & estates & trusts subcommittee, 2017-19; public health & minority health disparities subcommittee, 2017-21; government operations & health facilities subcommittee, 2020-21). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2020-21. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2020-21 (member, bi-county committee, 2015-16; vice-chair, law enforcement committee, 2017-21). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2015-21. Co-Chair, Maryland Legislative Transit Caucus, 2019-21. Associate member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2015-21; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus, 2017-21.
Member; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-16; Task Force to Study Small and Minority Design Firm Participation in State Procurement, 2015-16; Prince George's Forward Task Force, 2020-21; Loan Assistance Repayment Program Work Group, 2020-21.
Assistant State's Attorney, Prince George's County, 2001-04. Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 2004-06.
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006-07. Counsel and Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of Delaware and U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 2007-09. Member, Justice and Civil Rights Review Team, Presidential Transition Team, 2008-09.
Board of Trustees, Office of Public Defender, 2011-14.
Born in Washington, DC. Attended Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia; University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (english), 1996; George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1999; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (international law & national security), 2007. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1999. Attorney. Managing Principal, Barron and Associates, LLC, 2009-12. Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, 2018- (counsel, 2012-18). Member, American Bar Association (house of delegates, 2007-09, 2013-; standing committee on legal aid & indigent defense, 2010-12; steering committee, death penalty representation project, 2011-14; co-chair, appellate & habeas practice committee, 2012-; co-chair, criminal litigation committee, 2012-13); National Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (board of governors, 2009-12; criminal law & practice section council, 2011-; special committee on voir dire, 2011-; committee on ethics, 2012-; chair, young lawyers section, 2011-12; secretary, 2019-); Prince George's County Bar Association (board of directors); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association (president, 2014-). Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Maryland State Bar Foundation. Board of Directors, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 2006-14; Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 2011-12. Member, Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, 2011-14. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016, 2020. Citation for Outstanding Public Service, Maryland General Assembly, 2004. Governor's Citation for Outstanding Public Service, 2004. Leadership Award, Maryland Equal Justice Associates, 2010. Nation's Best Advocates: Forty Under 40, National Bar Association, 2012. Forty Under 40, Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund, 2013. Outstanding Community Leader Award, Maryland General Assembly, 2013. The Best Lawyers in America, 2021. Member, Reid Temple African American Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale, Maryland. Married.
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