Abigail B. Taylor

Assistant Attorney General, Child and Youth Protection Unit, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

Abigail Taylor J.D., M.A., is the Assistant Attorney General for the Child and Youth Protection Unit in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Formerly a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Fraud Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, she has prosecuted dozens of defendants for their participation in health care fraud schemes amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Prior to her work at the Department of Justice, Ms. Taylor co-founded Our Courts and iCivics, serving as Executive Director from 2008-2011. She grew the organization from a small project at Georgetown Law to the leading resource for social studies games and online civics curriculum. Ms. Taylor was previously the 2007-2008 fellow for the Sandra Day O’Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary at Georgetown Law. She has also worked as a senior policy associate at a national child advocacy organization and has designed curriculum for and taught elementary and middle school-aged students in various traditional and nontraditional educational settings. Ms. Taylor received her J.D. from Harvard Law and her M.A. in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from George Washington University.