Professional Staff

Tom Donovan

Thomas C. Donovan serves as Controller for Bancroft PLLC. He 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.

Rachel Hoffmann

Rachel Hoffmann serves as Executive Manager for founding partner Viet Dinh at Bancroft PLLC. Ms. Hoffmann received her bachelor of arts 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

Athie ResizedAthie Livas serves as a paralegal for Bancroft PLLC. She received her bachelor of arts 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 bachelor of science 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 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 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.

Collan B. Rosier

Collan Rosier serves as Director of Policy & Research for Bancroft PLLC. He received his bachelor of arts 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 and policy analyst 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 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 on 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 in February 2015, Ms. Saca was the Communications Coordinator at the President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C.

Katie Sutor

KatieKatie Sutor serves as a paralegal for Bancroft PLLC. She received her bachelor of arts 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 master of arts 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.


Kimberly Woodard

Kimberly Woodard serves as the Staff Assistant for Bancroft PLLC. She attended Montana State KimberlyUniversity- Bozeman where she received her bachelor of arts in health and human development with an emphasis in community health. It was during this time she realized a passion for public service and joined the United States Peace Corps as a Health Educator. She spent two years in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan where she worked with local health education programs for women and their families. Her work also focused on childhood development and nutrition at the national and local government levels.

Prior to joining Bancroft she worked in the Admissions Department at South University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.