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's 'Public Charge' Rule Faces 1st Individual Challenge," coverage by Law360, September 16, 2019, quoting Adjunct Professor Amy Marshak, litigator, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and mentioning Professors Joshua A. Geltzer and Mary B. McCord and institute counsel Jonathan Backer.
"The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts," coverage by The New York Times, August 13, 2019, mentioning Professor Neal Katyal and Visiting Professor Joshua Geltzer and Mary McCord.
"Can Federal Law Enforcement Respond to Domestic Terrorism?," coverage by The National Law Journal, August 12, 2019, quoting Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"Do we need to do more to address domestic terrorism? Pt. 2," coverage by WWL First News' Tommy Tucker, August 8, 2019, featuring an interview with Visiting Professor of Law, Mary McCord, Senior Litigator for the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.