Thomas C. Donovan serves as Director of Projects 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.
Rachel Hoffmann serves as Executive Assistant to Partner Viet Dinh for 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.
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, Ms. Hoffmann 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.
Stacy Lima is Case Manager to the growing Appellate group at Bancroft PLLC. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lima served as the first official appellate paralegal at King & Spalding LLP. Outside of the legal profession, Ms. Lima has a wide variety of experience in Sales and Marketing in both international and domestic markets with special expertise in the mechanics of small business. Shortly after graduate school, she held an adjunct professor position at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, teaching a wide range of subjects including argumentative writing, history, literature, politics, and policy issues.
Ms. Lima has lived, worked, and traveled throughout Western Europe as well as Quebec and parts of Latin America. She actively participated in the Atlanta professional community by volunteering her time to the Young Professionals for International Studies group. As part of the group Steering Committee, she played a leading role in creating, planning, and occasionally hosting educational events on world events, politics, and non-profit ventures. She most recently participated in VersatilePhD, a web panel designed to advise recent graduates about opportunities in the legal world, and volunteered at the Consulate of El Salvador in Washington, DC.
She received a B.A. in English and French from Georgia State University and an M.A. in English with a focus on gender studies from the University of Chicago.
Paul-Gabriel Morales serves as a Research Associate for Bancroft PLLC. He received his B.A., cum laude, in English Literature and Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. While at Washington University, Mr. Morales served as a member of Washington University’s English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta and Washington University’s Pre-Law Society. Mr. Morales also served as the Chief Literary Editor of Washington University’s Spires Literary Journal, an intercollegiate literary publication.
Prior to joining Bancroft, Mr. Morales held an internship with Capstone LLC, a policy research and legislative analysis firm. Before Capstone, Mr. Morales interned in the congressional office of Arizona Senator John McCain.
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.
Chelsea Ritchie serves as Staff Assistant for Bancroft PLLC. She received two Bachelors’ degrees from American University – a B.A. in International Service and a B.S. in Chemistry. While at American University, Ms. Ritchie served as the Activities Director for Student Activities, Junior Captain of the Cheerleading team, and Treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Her gymnastic talents and community volunteering have been featured on various programs, such as Good Morning America, ESPN, and CBS Sports. Currently, she is the Director for the American University Spirit Alumni Association and works with Organizing for Action, a nonprofit organization.
Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Ritchie worked in public policy for Mercury, Clark & Weinstock and was a Data Associate at the Urban Institute.
Collan B. Rosier
Collan Rosier serves as a Research Associate 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.
Prior to joining Bancroft, from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Rosier was an intern with nationally syndicated columnist George F. Will, working on column research. Before that, he interned for the Historical Society of Michigan.
Mr. Rosier is currently enrolled in the M.P.S. in Legislative Affairs program at The George Washington University.
Abigail Weiss serves as a Research Associate for Bancroft PLLC. She received her A.B. from Princeton University in Politics and received a certificate in Near Eastern Studies. While at Princeton, Ms. Weiss wrote a junior year independent paper on the interaction between the federal branches regarding the USA PATRIOT ACT and a spring independent paper about Israeli hostage crises. Ms. Weiss travelled to India for her senior thesis, researching the effects of civic engagement and literacy on Indian democracy.
Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Weiss served as a tutor and as a research assistant for a Politics Ph.D as well as a Politics Professor. Additionally, Ms. Weiss worked at the office of NJ state Senator Bill Baroni and spent time in Tanzania teaching English and mathematics.
David Woodside serves as Financial Controller at Bancroft PLLC. During his ten-year career in controllership, he has been the lead financier to many organizations within the start-up and high-growth arena. Focusing on domestic service industries, David has successfully created or restructured numerous accounting departments while simultaneously managing, on average, over $30 Million in assets.
David was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He is member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation where he is an active contributor. He graduated cum laude from Loyola University with an MBA in 2006 and earned his BS in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1998 where he joined Beta Gamma Sigma.