Mark H. Allenbaugh, of counsel to the firm, is a nationally recognized expert on federal sentencing, law, policy and practice. He has served as chair of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Task Force for the D.C. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and as a member of the ABA’s Corrections and Sentencing Committee, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Sentencing Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commissioner’s Practitioner’s Advisory Group. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Mr. Allenbaugh has published numerous articles on sentencing policy and criminal justice. He is quoted frequently in the national press. He is a co-editor of Sentencing, Sanctions, and Corrections: Federal and State Law, Policy, and Practice (2nd ed., Foundation Press, 2002) and is a former Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University where he taught courses on ethics in Business and the Professions. The Honorable John Steer, former Vice-Chair and General Counsel of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, is a senior partner within the Mark’s firm’s Washington D.C. office and consults on our cases.