Other Personnel

Charlie Beller

Charlie Beller serves as a Research Associate for Bancroft PLLC.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Georgetown University.  Charlie played ice hockey all four years at Georgetown and served as a captain in his senior year.

Prior to joining Bancroft in the summer of 2013, Charlie worked as a management consultant in Europe and then as a legal assistant in the New York office of a large international law firm.  During his undergraduate studies, he interned for a government affairs and lobbying practice focused on the medical device industry.

Tom Donovan

Thomas C. Donovan serves as Controller for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A. 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.

Cary Glynn

Cary Bancroft resized 2Cary Glynn serves as a Paralegal for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A., with honors, from Johns Hopkins University in Political Science. While at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Glynn was the President of the Johns Hopkins Debate Team, a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow, and an Aitchison Public Service Fellow.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Mr. Glynn worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as Judge David S. Tatel’s reader and research assistant. Previously, Mr. Glynn interned at the Department of Justice and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Rachel Hoffmann

Rachel Hoffmann serves as Executive Manager for Founding Partner Viet Dinh at Bancroft PLLC. Ms. Hoffmann received her B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in International Development and Latin American Studies from American University’s School of International Service in May 2012.

Ms. Hoffmann has a diverse set of international experiences ranging from working as an au pair in Hamburg, Germany, studying in Bolivia, to volunteering along the Mexican-Guatemalan border in Chiapas, Mexico.  During her undergraduate studies, she also volunteered providing support to detained immigrants in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Hoffmann is fluent in Spanish and has a basic understanding of Swahili and French. She has been a member of the Bancroft team since 2009.

Athie Livas

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Athie Livas serves as a Paralegal for Bancroft PLLC. She received her B.A., with honors, in International Studies and Economics from Johns Hopkins University. While at Johns Hopkins, Ms. Livas competed on the varsity Mock Trial team, the Woodrow Wilson Debate Council, and the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference. She was an Aitchison Public Service Fellow, a Hertog Political Studies Fellow, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Livas worked as a Judicial Intern at the Supreme Court of the United States in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. She has also served as a legislative intern for a U.S. Congressman, and as an assistant to a federal judge.

James Mooney

James Bancroft v4 resized 3 bancroft siteJames Mooney serves as a Research Associate for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Davidson College. While at Davidson, Mr. Mooney was a tutor at the College Writing Center, Acting Chair of the Student Government Charters & Bylaws Committee, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2012 he studied British history and literature at Cambridge University, and took French at the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France.

Prior to joining Bancroft in 2014, Mr. Mooney was a Summer Fellow at the Hertog Political Studies Program.

Janet Potter

Janet M. Potter serves as Chief Administrative Officer at Bancroft PLLC. Throughout her wide-ranging career, she 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 16-year career in Washington as confidential assistant to Senator and later Attorney General John Ashcroft. When the Attorney General resigned, she continued at the Department of Justice to work with Paul Clement as he was entering confirmation proceedings to become Solicitor General of the United States. With the change of administrations, she joined Mr. Clement at King & Spalding and then Bancroft PLLC.

Ms. Potter graduated with a B.A. 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.

Collan B. Rosier

Collan Rosier serves as a Policy Analyst for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A., cum laude, in Government and History from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Mr. Rosier was an undergraduate fellow with the Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy and the editor-in-chief of Utraque Unum, the undergraduate journal of the Tocqueville Forum. Mr. Rosier also received the Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship from the Phillips Foundation while at Georgetown. In 2015, Mr. Rosier received a Master’s in Legislative Affairs from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.

Mr. Rosier previously served as a Research Associate at Bancroft. Prior to joining Bancroft in 2011, Mr. Rosier was an intern with nationally syndicated columnist George F. Will, working on column research.

Allyson J. Saca

Allyson Saca serves as the Operations Assistant for Bancroft PLLC. She received her B.A. 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 on the student government. In December 2012, Ms. Saca graduated with a M.A. 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 in February 2015, Ms. Saca was the Communications Coordinator at the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C.


Matous Steele

Matous 1Matous Steele serves as Staff Assistant for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, in International Studies with a focus on Central & Eastern Europe from the University of Alabama. At the University of Alabama, Mr. Steele established the Nicholas Winton for Nobel Peace Prize Initiative and was involved in the Student Government Association and Model UN. In 2013, Mr. Steele received the President’s Best Transfer Student Award.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Mr. Steele was a Congressional intern in the offices of three U.S. Congressmen and one U.S. Senator.

Mr. Steele was born in and for seventeen years lived in Prague, Czech Republic. Matous is fluent in Czech, Slovak, English, and conversational in Italian. As a captain of the Faulkner State tennis team, he became the 2011 NJCAA region XXII tennis champion and MVP in singles and doubles.

Katie Sutor

KatieKatie Sutor serves as a Paralegal for Bancroft PLLC. She received her B.A., with honors, in Classics from the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, Ms. Sutor studied abroad in Rome and Athens and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2015 Ms. Sutor received an M.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Cicero’s rhetorical techniques.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Sutor worked as a teaching assistant for various Classics courses and as a research assistant at the University of Toronto. She was also an elected member of the Graduate Classics Course Union as social chair and then treasurer.