Elizabeth Embry is a Baltimore native and lives in Better Waverly. She currently works in the Office of the Maryland Attorney General on a variety of policy initiatives and complex criminal investigations. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. She previously served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the Office of the Attorney General, which is responsible for investigation and prosecution of crimes throughout Maryland, as well as civil false Medicaid claims, with a focus on fraud and corruption, environmental crime, organized crime, and crime against vulnerable populations. She has served as a member of federal and statewide task forces, including the Prison Corruption Task Force, the Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Governor’s Heroin and Opiate Emergency Task Force. She has served as Chair of the Attorney General Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Funding and Policy Committee, as a member of the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and as a member of the Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.
Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, she was Deputy State's Attorney for Baltimore City and Director of the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice. She has also worked as an Assistant Solicitor in the Baltimore City Law Department, as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City.
Before law school, she worked in the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development on affordable housing efforts. In addition to CPHA, she is a current board member of the Baltimore City College Foundation, and a former board member of the Public Justice Center, Emerge Maryland, Bikemore, Strong City Baltimore, and Maryland Art Place. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1999 with a major in Ethics, Politics and Economics. and her J.D. from Columbia University in 2004.