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.

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.

Stacy Lima

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

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.

Christina O’Tousa

christinaheadshotChristina O’Tousa serves as a Research Associate for Bancroft PLLC. She received her B.A., cum laude, in English and Anthropology from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, Ms. O’Tousa was a two-year captain and three-year starting midfielder for the varsity women’s soccer team. Her leadership helped the blossoming soccer program achieve many milestones, including an appearance in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 2010 and a conference divisional title in 2012. Additionally, she served on the Executive Board of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the Chair of Community Service.

Ms. O’Tousa started at Bancroft in 2011. Prior to joining Bancroft, she held an internship with State Farm Insurance.

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.

Chelsea Ritchie

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 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.

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.

Mr. Rosier is currently enrolled in the M.P.S. in Legislative Affairs program at The George Washington University.

Danielle Tatchio

Danielle Tatchio serves as Staff Assistant for Bancroft PLLC. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in International Relations with a minor in Economics from the American University School of International Service, where she also received her M.A. in United States Foreign Policy with a concentration in National Security. While at American University, she participated in the University Honors Program, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society. Ms. Tatchio studied abroad at University College London in 2011, and took part in a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia to study the impacts of war in Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining Bancroft in 2013, Ms. Tatchio worked in communications at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. She also held various positions at AARP, Ford Motor Company, and the Office of Congressman Gary Peters.

 

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