Elana Tyrangiel is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the Office of Legal Policy. She joined OLP in 2009, and has served in a number of roles since then, including Chief of Staff, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy.
Immediately prior to joining OLP, Tyrangiel worked in the Office of the White House Counsel. From 2000-2009, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where she handled a broad range of matters and served as Deputy Chief of the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence section. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Tyrangiel served as a policy counsel at the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Tyrangiel holds an A.B. in political science, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable M. Blane Michael on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.