Melanie Sloan

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
1400 Eye Street, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005

202- 408-5565

Melanie Sloan

Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Melanie Sloan serves as CREW’s Executive Director and is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan served as Minority Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, working on criminal justice issues for Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI). Ms. Sloan also served as Counsel to the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by then-Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY). There, she drafted portions of the 1994 Crime Bill, including the Violence Against Women Act. In 1993, Ms. Sloan served as Nominations Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, under then-Chairman Joseph Biden (D-DE).

Ms. Sloan received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago and has published in the Yale Law and Policy Review, and numerous other publications. Frequently called upon by national news programs to provide analysis, Ms. Sloan has appeared on shows including: NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning EditionCNN’s The Situation RoomPiers Morgan Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360MSNBC’s HardballThe Rachel Maddow ShowThe Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, The Ed Show and The Dylan Ratigan ShowFox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier; NBC Nightly NewsCBS Evening News; ABC World News; and Al Jazeera’s Empire.  Ms. Sloan also regularly provides insight to newspapers, magazines and online media across the country including: The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalUSA TodayNewsweek MagazineTalking Points Memo, and the Daily CallerRolling Stone Magazine, named her “One of the Year’s Greatest Mavericks” in 2006, and as one of “100 Agents of Change” in 2008.

Ms. Sloan has been profiled in a number of publications including: Ms. MagazineTime Magazine and Mother Jones. She has been named one of Washington, DC’s Top Grassroots Lobbyists by The Hill for four years running and was profiled in the September 2009 issue of O Magazine as part of the “O Power List.” In 2010, the National Law Journal named Ms. Sloan one of “Washington’s Most Influential Women Lawyers.”


• Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice, 1998-2003
• Counsel,  House Judiciary Committee, 1994-1998
Nominations Counsel  Senate Judiciary Committee, 1993  


JD, University of Chicago
BA, University of Chicago

Additional Issues: Chamber of Commerce, Congressional Ethics Investigations, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Freedom of Information Act, IRS, Tax Exempt Organizations

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