Daria J. Zane is currently on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the D.C. Court of Appeals, representing criminal defendants appealing their convictions. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Prior to teaching, Ms. Zane was a Special Master on the Court of Federal Claims, deciding cases where petitioners claimed injuries caused by vaccines. Before her appointment as a Special Master, Ms. Zane was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the District of Columbia for a number of years, where she represented agencies in civil litigation and prosecuted criminal cases in federal and local courts during her tenure. Prior to serving as an AUSA, Ms. Zane was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division. Ms. Zane began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Noel Anketell Kramer of the D.C. Superior Court. Ms. Zane received her B.S. in Business, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland. She received her J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where she was one of four finalists in the school’s moot court competition. She is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Florida Bars.