Ellen Chubin Epstein comes to OSC from the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., where she worked for seventeen years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Ms. Epstein spent the last eleven years in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. There she served as the lead prosecutor in multiple federal trials, led dozens of grand jury investigations, and supervised teams of federal law enforcement agents from agencies including the FBI, IRS, and Offices of Inspector General. Notably, Ms. Epstein worked on multiple investigations of fraud against the government involving disclosures by whistleblowers.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ms. Epstein was a Senior Trial Attorney in the Office of Special Investigations of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. There she investigated and prosecuted individuals who assisted the Nazis in persecuting civilians during World War II. Before joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Epstein worked in private practice at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. She received her law and undergraduate degrees from Harvard University.