D. Scott Barash serves as General Counsel for District of Columbia Public Schools. He is responsible for all legal affairs of the organization and is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet. Before joining DCPS in 2015, Barash served as General Counsel for the University of the District of Columbia and was a senior executive at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the not-for-profit corporation that administers multi-billion dollar federal programs providing support for affordable telecommunications and broadband services to underserved communities, schools, and libraries. Barash previously was a partner in a national law firm and an attorney with 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. Barash earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.