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Andrew Fois

Andrew Fois, Esq., is an attorney with a more than thirty-five-year legal career in public service, the non-profit sector, and private practice. He is currently employed as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. Before that, he served as Deputy Attorney General for Public Safety in the Office of the Attorney General for Washington, D.C.

In 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Mr. Fois to the D.C. Clemency Board. He has served in the Department of Justice on three occasions in five positions, including the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted hundreds of cases. His experience on Capitol Hill includes service as Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime. He has worked for the National Crime Prevention Council, as a solo practitioner, and as a partner in the Venable law firm.

Mr. Fois serves on the board of directors of the Catholic Coalition for Special Education. He previously served on the boards of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program and the National Association of Children of Addiction. He served as Chairman of the D.C. Commission on Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and the D.C. Coalition against Drugs and Violence. He is a frequent author, law school adjunct professor, and commentator on radio and television. He is active in his parish as a lector and Eucharistic Minister and was a founding member of the disabilities ministry and a parish council member.

Mr. Fois earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Georgetown University. He also holds a master's degree in American Government from the University of Essex in the U.K.