Ed Chung

Ed Chung is the vice president of initiatives and a member of Vera’s leadership team. Chung has two decades of legal and policy-making experience, including positions in the White House Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Prior to joining Vera, he was the vice president of Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on shrinking the footprint of U.S. criminal justice systems. As a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, he worked on some of the Obama Administration’s signature priorities, such as the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and ending the criminalization of poverty. Chung started his career as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, then as a federal prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

He received a BA from Boston College and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.