Professional Staff

Camellia N. Assefi

Executive Assistant

Camellia Assefi received her bachelor of arts in justice & law with a concentration in criminal justice from American University in May 2015. While at American, she was an arts and entertainment writer for the Eagle, a teaching assistant for the Executive-in-Residence of the Kogod Business School, and a member of the Washington Mentorship Program. A D.C. native, she previously held internships with the Kojo Nnamdi Show and in the Office of the Chancellor of DC Public Schools.

Prior to joining Bancroft, she worked at William Morris Endeavor as a scripted television intern and signed a television series concept with the Writers Guild of America. Ms. Assefi is fluent in Farsi and has a working proficiency in French.

Daniel V. Czajkowski

Litigation Specialist

Daniel Czajkowski graduated summa cum laude from Waynesburg University, where he double-majored in political science and criminal justice administration. While at Waynesburg, Mr. Czajkowski served as president of the student body, president of the criminal justice society, and student ambassador. He was a scholar at the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, and a summer fellow at the Hertog Political Studies Program.

Before joining Bancroft, Mr. Czajkowski worked on Capitol Hill as a staff assistant and legislative correspondent in the U.S. House of Representatives. As an undergraduate, he interned in both the House and the Senate.

Thomas C. Donovan

General Manager

Thomas C. Donovan received his bachelor of arts from The University of Maryland in College Park in sociology. While at the University of Maryland, Mr. Donovan served as an executive board member for Sigma Chi fraternity. Additionally, he served as a member of the University College Republicans organization.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Mr. Donovan held various summer positions at Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Company.

Daniel T. Judge

Litigation Specialist

Daniel T. Judge graduated from the University of Virginia with high distinction, where he majored in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL).  While at the University of Virginia, Mr. Judge served on the University’s Board of Visitors as the student member, was an executive editor for the Virginia Undergraduate Law Review, and the chief of cabinet for Student Council.  He also worked as a research assistant for Professor John Setear at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Mr. Judge held summer internships in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Federal Trade Commission.

Rachel S. Landsman

Litigation Specialist

Rachel S. Landsman received her bachelor of arts magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Rice University in 2016. She graduated with honors in history and was awarded distinction in research and creative works. While at Rice, she was a founding editor of the Rice Historical Review, and a founder and officer of the Rice University Federalist Society.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Landsman worked as an intern at the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. She also worked as a summer research assistant at the Federalist Society and as a judicial intern at the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District of Texas.

Michael D. Ledecky

Litigation Specialist

Michael Ledecky graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he majored in government and minored in economics. He received the Charles Joseph Bonaparte Prize for highest academic distinction in the study of American government.  Mr. Ledecky served as an associate executive sports editor and staff writer for The Harvard Crimson, and live-broadcasted hockey games for WHRB student radio.  Mr. Ledecky previously worked with the Washington Capitals media relations department and the DLE Agency. A native Washingtonian, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School.

Ashley L. Mata

Director of Litigation Services and Staff Attorney

Ashley Mata graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law and is admitted to the California Bar.  During law school, Ms. Mata served as a senior editor for the California Western Law Review and International Journal and an honors instructor for legal writing.   She served as a law clerk with the Criminal Division of Appeals, Writs, and Trials of the California Office of the Attorney General, during which she twice argued before the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District.  Ashley earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University while working as a paralegal.

Janet Potter

Chief Administrative Officer

Throughout her wide-ranging career, Janet Potter has provided executive assistance to numerous high-level national and international leaders. Forward-looking executives have found her skill set, her character and her unique competencies of enormous benefit with their demanding responsibilities. Her capacity for focused and dedicated assistance has garnered a reputation of quality and distinction.

Ms. Potter began her career in Washington as Executive Assistant to a Senator and then Confidential Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. She continued at the Department of Justice to work with Paul Clement, before and after he became Solicitor General of the United States. When Mr. Clement transitioned to private practice with the change of administrations, she joined him.

Ms. Potter graduated with a bachelor of arts in psychology from Tarkio College, then continued her formal education through the University of the Nations in the United States and Europe. Through subsequent informal training and work experience with International Medical Charity Mercy Ships, she gained expertise in cross-cultural awareness and international relief and development.

Allyson J. Saca

Operations and Finance Manager

Allyson Saca received her bachelor of arts from Whittier College, where she majored in history and double-minored in English and religion. While at Whittier, Ms. Saca served as the Director of Events for the Whittier College student body, as well as held an Executive Board position within the student government. In December 2012, Ms. Saca graduated with a master of arts in museum professions with an emphasis in museum management from Seton Hall University. Ms. Saca’s thesis, Fashionable Sponsorship: Fashion Corporations and Cultural Institutions, focused on the sponsorship of museum exhibitions and cultural heritage restorations by fashion corporations. This thesis was published in the spring of 2013.

Before joining Bancroft PLLC, Ms. Saca was the Communications Coordinator at the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C.

Lindsey A. Shea

Operations Professional

Lindsey Shea received her bachelor of arts in English and history from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Ms. Shea was a contributing editor and writer for The Anthem and the Georgetown Independent, and a blogger for the Junior Year Abroad Network at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Ms. Shea also rowed for Georgetown’s Women’s Lightweight Crew team and tutored with Jumpstart AmeriCorps.