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  • Name: Shawn Armbrust

    Job Title: Executive Director

    Company Name: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

    Bio: Shawn Armbrust has been the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) since 2005. In that capacity, she works to prevent and correct wrongful convictions and has helped turn MAIP into one of the most successful innocence organizations in the country. During her tenure, MAIP has helped free 36 innocent people, has helped secure the passage of several laws that would help prevent wrongful convictions, and has developed important relationships with prosecutors and government agencies in each of its jurisdictions.

    Bio 2: Armbrust is a member of the Innocence Network Executive Board and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and American University's Washington College of Law. Her writing has been published in the American Criminal Law Review, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

    Bio 3: Before joining MAIP, Armbrust clerked for the Honorable Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and was the case coordinator at the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and with honors from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.