Mary McCord serves as Legal Director at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and 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 Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division from 2014 to 2016.
Previously, McCord was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for nearly 20 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, and Chief of the Criminal Division, where she oversaw all criminal prosecutions in federal district court.
McCord graduated from Georgetown University Law School and served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
"Credible threats of violence as pro-gun rally is held in Richmond, FBI says," coverage by CBS News, January 20, 2020, quoting Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"Tech Giants Join Fight Against Trump 'Public Charge' Policy," coverage by Law 360, January 17, 2020, mentioning Visiting Professors Joshua Geltzer and Mary B. McCord, Jonathan L. Backer, Counsel, and Amy L. Marshak, Senior Counsel, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.
"U.S. authorities urged to investigate crypto use in funding domestic terrorism and extremism," coverage by The News, January 17, 2020, mentioning Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"Americans shouldn't forfeit their freedom of speech so states can support Israel," an opinion piece on NBC News, January 15, 2020, featuring amicus brief filed by Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection's Jonathan Backer, counsel, and Professor Mary B. McCord, legal director.