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Melanie Togman Sloan

Melanie Togman Sloan, American lawyer, former federal prosecutor. Bar: California 1991, District of Columbia 1992. Named one of The 100 Agents of Change, Rolling Stone magazine, 2009, Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers, National Law Journal, 2010.


  • Sloan, Melanie Togman was born on December 16, 1965 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Leonard Seymour and Barbara (Kaufman) Togman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University Chicago, 1987. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1991.


    • Student attorney Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, Chicago, 1988-1991. Associate Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Los Angeles, 1991-1992, Howrey & Simon, Washington, 1992-1993. Nominations counsel United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 1993-1994.

      Counsel United States House Subcommittee on Crime & Criminal Justice, 1994-1995. Minority counsel United States House Judiciary Committee, 1995—1998. Assistant United States attorney District of Columbia United States Department Justice, 1998—2003.

      Founder, executive director Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW), Washington, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1991, District of Columbia 1992.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • father: Leonard Seymour Togman
    • mother: Barbara (Kaufman) Togman
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    Born December 16, 1965
    (age 51)