Mary McCord serves as Senior Litigator from Practice at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection as well as Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. McCord was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2016 to 2017 and served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division (NSD) from 2014 to 2016.
Joining NSD put McCord in charge of the Division’s nearly 400 employees, who collectively are tasked with carrying out the counterterrorism, counterespionage, and counterintelligence functions of the Justice Department. In her post, McCord interacted with the 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country.
Previously, McCord worked for nearly twenty years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Among other positions, she served as a Deputy Chief in the Appellate Division, overseeing and arguing hundreds of cases in the U.S. and District of Columbia Courts of Appeals.
She also served as the Criminal Division Chief, where she oversaw all criminal prosecutions in federal district court. McCord graduated from Georgetown University Law School and subsequently served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
"Trump Lost the citizenship question fight in court. Now the real fight begins," coverage by the Washington Post, July 12, 2019, featuring Mary B. McCord and Joshua A. Geltzer, Visiting Professors of Law from the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.
"Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem," coverage in Huffington Post, May 30, 2019, featuring Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"The feds need to up their game against domestic extremists, say critics," coverage by NBC News, May 15, 2019, quoting Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump’s Leak-Hunter-in-Chief," coverage by The Daily Beast, May 13, 2019, quoting Visiting Professor Mary McCord, senior litigator, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.