D. Scott Barash serves as the General Counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. He is responsible for all legal affairs of the organization.
Mr. Barash comes to DCPS from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he served as General Counsel. Before joining UDC in 2014, Mr. Barash was a senior executive at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the not-for-profit corporation that administers the multi-billion dollar federal programs providing support for affordable telecommunications and broadband services to Americans living in rural areas, low income consumers (through the Lifeline Program), health care providers, and schools and libraries (through the E-rate program). Mr. Barash joined USAC as its first General Counsel in 1999 and served in that capacity until 2005, when he assumed Chief Executive Officer responsibilities. Prior to USAC, Mr. Barash was a partner in a national law firm and served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Barash earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.