Robert Reed, Jr. is the Senior Director of Legal Affairs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, where he develops and implements legal advocacy efforts. He has over 14 years of experience as a litigator and policy leader. Prior to joining the National Alliance, Robert was a senior policy adviser with the Vera Institute of Justice. Before that, he was the Associate Director of Legislative Affairs for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). In that position, Robert served as a liaison to Congress, crafting and executing strategies to promote ONDCP’s policy and legislative objectives with Members of Congress and appropriate congressional committees. In addition, he prepared ONDCP’s Director and Deputy Directors for participation in congressional hearings. Prior to joining ONDCP, Robert served as oversight counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, where he worked on a variety of criminal justice issues pertaining to the oversight of the Department of Justice, the FBI, national security, and financial and mortgage fraud. Before serving on the House Judiciary Committee, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., where he indicted and prosecuted criminal cases. Earlier in his career, he also worked as a senior judicial law clerk for then-Chief Judge Annice Wagner of the D.C. Court of Appeals, and as a litigation attorney with Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received the James M. Shoemaker, Jr. award as a finalist in the Lile Moot Court Competition. He currently serves on the board of the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition. He has served on KIPP DC’s inaugural associate board, as well as the board of the Luke Moore Academy in Washington, D.C.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Lawyer
What was your favorite subject in school? History
What was your all-time, best-ever Halloween costume? Chewbacca (Star Wars)