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Mary B. DeRosa


Distinguished Visitor from Practice
Co-Director, Global Law Scholars Program

B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., George Washington

Mary B. DeRosa served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, and as National Security Council Legal Adviser in the Obama Administration. After...

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Mary B. DeRosa served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, and as National Security Council Legal Adviser in the Obama Administration. After leaving the White House in the Summer of 2011, she served as Alternate Representative of the United States to the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly, an Ambassador-level position with the US Mission to the United Nations. Prior to joining the Obama Administration in 2009, Ms. DeRosa was Chief Counsel for National Security for the Senate Judiciary Committee, working for the Chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy. She has also been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, served on the staff of the Clinton Administration National Security Council as Legal Adviser and Deputy Legal Adviser, and was Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the Department of Defense. Before joining the government, Ms. DeRosa was in private practice at Arnold & Porter. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Cardamone, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Mary B. DeRosa & Milton C. Regan, Jr., Deliberative Constitutionalism in the National Security Setting, in The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (Jeff King, Hoi Kong, Ron Levy & Graeme Orr eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2017).   
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Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Mary B. DeRosa & Milton C. Regan, Jr., Deliberative Constitutionalism in the National Security Setting, in The Cambridge Handbook of Deliberative Constitutionalism (Jeff King, Hoi Kong, Ron Levy & Graeme Orr eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2017).   
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In the News

The White House announced, on July 7, 2016, President Obama's intention to appoint Distinguished Visitor from Practice and Co-Director of Global Law Scholars Program Mary B. DeRosa to the Intelligence Advisory Board.

 "How 4 Federal Lawyers Paved the Way to Kill Osama Bin Laden," coverage in The New York Times, Oct. 28, 2015, featuring Distinguished Visitor From Practice Mary B. DeRosa.

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The White House announced, on July 7, 2016, President Obama's intention to appoint Distinguished Visitor from Practice and Co-Director of Global Law Scholars Program Mary B. DeRosa to the Intelligence Advisory Board.

 "How 4 Federal Lawyers Paved the Way to Kill Osama Bin Laden," coverage in The New York Times, Oct. 28, 2015, featuring Distinguished Visitor From Practice Mary B. DeRosa.

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