Sandra Strokoff was appointed the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives in July of 2009, the first woman to hold the position since the Office of the Legislative Counsel was established in 1919. She served in the Office of Legislative Counsel from 1975 until her retirement from the Office in 2016. She is the co-author of The Legislative Drafter’s Desk Reference, Second Edition (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008), and the author of “How Our Laws Are Made: A Ghost Writer’s View” (The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association Quarterly Magazine, Vol. 59, No. 2). Strokoff is currently a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School and a consultant on legislative drafting for public and private organizations.