2018 FALA DC Board of Governors
Ronald (Ron) Lapid is a Deputy Division Chief at the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in Washington, DC. He began his legal career with the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and subsequently joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), working as a trial lawyer and later as an appellate counsel. Prior to his current supervisory position, he served a 13-month detail as an Attorney Advisor at the DHS Office of the General Counsel, providing legal counsel and support to the Office of the Secretary, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of Policy, and other DHS Headquarters Offices.
While living and working in Maryland, Ron became an active member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland (APABA-MD) following its Inaugural Gala Reception at the University of Maryland School of Law in October 2002. He served on APABA-MD’s Judicial Nominations Committee and was elected APABA-MD’s Vice-President for 2004-2005. He took a hiatus from bar activities after moving from Maryland to northern Virginia, but is glad to be part of another group of fellow attorneys pursuing common interests in community and service.
Ron received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Comparative Area Studies, History and Spanish) from Duke University in May 1994 and his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in May 1997. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and, as a former “Cameron Crazy,” continues to root for the men’s basketball team at his alma mater.