Ron LeGrand is an attorney licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and a consultant. Following his retirement as Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, Ron served as Vice President for Public Policy with the National Network to End Domestic Violence. As a consultant, his current areas of focus include criminal justice reform and the prevention of domestic and sexual violence. In addition to his House Judiciary Committee service, Ron’s Capitol Hill career includes service as Counsel to the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse & Control; Chief Investigator & Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate; and Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations. He is a former federal narcotics prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, and a former Special Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Ron has also held positions in the major nonprofit and corporate sectors as Chief Diversity Officer with AARP, and Director, Minority Affairs & Business Development for Nabisco Foods.
As Vice President for Public Policy with NNEDV, Ron led NNEDV’s national policy agenda which included but was not limited to adoption and/or reauthorization of laws, policies and regulations to broadly enhance safety and economic empowerment for victims and survivors of domestic violence. During his tenure with the House Judiciary Committee, Ron served as lead Democratic Counsel on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 which was signed into law on March 7, 2013, and as lead Democratic Counsel on the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Over-criminalization Task Force. His issue portfolio included Domestic Violence (VAWA 2013), Human Trafficking, Corrections, Sexual Assault, Illicit and Prescription Drug Abuse, and Criminal Justice Reform, among others.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Ron is the father of six sons and grandfather of four. He is a devoted community activist, serves on several boards, including The Clarion Call, the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, the Bethune DuBois Fund, the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform, and the International Coalition for the Eradication of Hunger and Abuse. Ron is the recipient of “Outstanding Performance” awards during his tenure with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as numerous awards for community service. He is listed in the Inaugural Edition (2009) of Who’s Who in Black Washington, D.C., and was recognized by The Hill newspaper in 2012 as one of Capitol Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People. 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 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the 100 Black Men of America. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. degree from Boston College.