Ebise Bayisa, Senior Attorney in the Office of Education and Sentencing Practice, joined the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 2016. For eight years, Ebise was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the District of Maryland, where she handled felony trials. Before that, Ebise clerked for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and spent two years at Hogan Lovells as a litigation associate. Ebise brings real-world knowledge of, and experience with, some of the most challenging sentencing topics, including the categorical approach, departures and variances, and best practices, among others. An avid podcast consumer, Ebise, has played a lead role planning the expansion of our online offerings to include podcasts and other audio recordings.
Ebise received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law.