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Ron LeGrand

Policy Director

Ron LeGrand is a consultant and an attorney, licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

“Service and a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others” – this has been the consistent theme underlying Ron’s career. As the CEO of LeGrand Group, LLC with a focus on prevention of gender-based violence, criminal justice reform, healthcare and legislative affairs, Ron’s clients have included Fair and Just Prosecution, Americans for Prosperity, Human Rights Watch, Ujima, the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, the District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Ron has planned and presented at men’s conferences on domestic violence, planned and coordinated an Issue Forum on domestic violence during the 2017 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, and co-authored a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Op-Ed with actor Omari Hardwick and his wife, Jay, published in Ebony online.

Prior to launching his consulting firm Ron served as Counsel to the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse & Control, as Chief Investigator and Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. During his tenure with the House Judiciary Committee, Ron served as lead Democratic Counsel on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 7, 2013, and as lead Democratic Counsel on the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Over-criminalization Task Force which provided the basis for the introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2015 and the FIRST STEP Act of 2018.

Over much of the past several decades, Ron has been engaged in our nation's struggle with drug abuse. He is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and also served as a federal narcotics prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section where he not only successfully prosecuted major drug traffickers but he received the Special Achievement Award following an assignment in Bogota, Colombia, during which he served as Special Legal Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador and persuaded Colombia’s compliance with the Extradition Treaty of 1979.

The recipient of several awards during his service as a Trial Attorney with the U. S Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Ron has also received numerous awards for community service, is listed in the Inaugural Edition (2009) of Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C., and his service to the House Judiciary Committee was cited in the March 25, 2015, House of Representatives Congressional Record, Volume 161, No. 50. Ron is also an avid member of the 100 Black Men of America and holds a B.A. and a J.D. degree from Boston College.