Robin Ashton worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1991 until January, 2011, serving for five years as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Management, where she managed and directed the oversight of significant civil and criminal cases and special operations. The USAO-DC is the nation’s largest U.S. Attorney’s Office, with over 700 employees.
Ms. Ashton served as Deputy Director in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) at the Department from 2001 to 2005, where she worked closely with the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and provided oversight of the litigation divisions and operational components. She served a one-year detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Prior to joining EOUSA, Ms. Ashton served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for over a decade where she handled numerous complex appeals in the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals, prosecuted over 50 felony jury trials and supervised hundreds of grand jury investigations. Ms Ashton began her career at the Department in the litigation section of the Antitrust Division.
She was awarded both the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Management and the United States Attorney’s Award for Meritorious Service in 2010, and EOUSA’s Director’s Award for Executive Achievement in 2004.
Ms. Ashton received her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Updated: January 2011