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Ms. Elle C. Ross

National Guard Association of the US
Regular Member
1425 South Eads Street
Apt 805
Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: 5169968593

Law School: GW Law (2013)
Foreign Languages: French/Hebrew (Conversational)

Practice Areas:

Michelle “Elle” Ross, NGAUS Legislative Counsel and Manager of Army legislative Programs was born in New York City and raised on Long Island in New York. In 2008 she graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Elle continued to law school at New England School of Law in Boston, MA, participating in Air Force Reserve Officer Training at detachment 355, Elle earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2012 after a semester abroad in The Hague, Netherlands focusing on international intelligence and counterterrorism. Elle continued to further her education at George Washington University School of Law, earning a Master of Laws degree in National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law in 2013. Elle then began her career in Washington D.C. as an Associate at Harris Corporation in the Government Relations Division. In 2013 Elle worked for the CrossLead team at McChrystal Group LLC consulting firm. In 2014 After passing the bar, Elle began her career on Capitol Hill with Congressman Peter King (NY-02) while participating in a pro bono legal program at a local law firm just prior to joining the office of Congressman Pete Sessions, Chairman of the Rules Committee. Immediately prior to her position at NGAUS, Elle served Chairman Sessions as Legislative Counsel handling the legislative portfolios on Military and Defense. Elle is an Army JAG reservist.

National Guard Association of the United States July 2016- Present
•Legislative Counsel, Manager of Army Legislative Programs

Office of Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) Jan 2015- Oct 2016
•Legislative Counsel
•Handle the portfolios on homeland security, defense and military, veterans, judiciary and law enforcement

Office of Congressman Peter King (NY-02) Sept 2014- Jan 2015
•Congressional Intern
•Congressman King’s Capitol Hill office liaison to constituents

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Oct. 2014- Dec 2015
•Part time, Pro Bono Legal Assistant, Veterans Affairs

McChrystal Group LLC, Alexandria, VA Sept 2013 – April 2014
•CrossLead Team Member, executive logistical assistant, legal aid
•Member of the Business Development team; drafted statements of work and contracts

Harris Corporation, International Communications Information Technology, Washington, D.C.
•Legal Associate: Government Relations Division Jan 2013 – Jun 2013
•Attended hearings and staff meetings in response to current events and international trade law

Research Assistant to Lisa Schenck, Associate Dean of Academics Dec 2012 – May 2013
•George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.


Top Secret Security Clearance (TS) May 2016
Member, State Bar of New Jersey Nov. 2014
Member, State Bar of the District of ColumbiaNov. 2015

George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. May 2013
•National Security and US Foreign Relations Law, LL.M.

New England School of Law, Boston, MA May 2012
•J.D., Focus in National Security Law, Dean’s List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012

American University Washington College of Law, The Hague, Netherlands
•International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) Summer Program, Asser Instituut Summer 2010

U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 355 at Boston University, MA 2011- 2012
•U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps: Air Space Classes and Leadership Laboratory

Boston University, Boston, MA May 2008
•B.A. Political Science, International Relations


1LT, United States Army Reserves Mar. 2017
•Judge Advocate General’s Corps Direct Appointee, newly commissioned

U.S. Naval War College, Fleet Seminar Program, Washington, D.C. Expected: May 2019
•M.A., National Security and Strategic Studies, three-year degree program

Bar Association of District of Columbia, Committee on National Security Law Aug 2016
•Steering Committee Member

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