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Patricia A. Riley, J.D., Special Counsel to the Acting United States Attorney, has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 1984. She was the First Chief of the Sex Offense Section, where she served from 1990 through 1998. Since then she has worked on legislative, policy, ethics, and professional responsibility matters. She is the USAO representative on the D.C. Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission and the Redbook Committee. She is one of the founders of the Children’s Advocacy Center and the D.C. Bar’s Lawyer’s Assistance Program. She has served on many interagency working groups, task forces, and committees. After receiving her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, in 1980, she worked as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson. She received the Harold Sullivan Award from the Assistant United States Attorney’s Association in 1993, the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 1996, and numerous special achievement awards.
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