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.


Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Mary B. McCord, Filling the Gap in Our Terrorism Statutes (Geo. Wash. U. Program on Extremism, Policy Paper, Aug. 2019).

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief for the Respondent, U.S. Dep’t of Just. v. House Comm. on the Judiciary, No. 19-1328 (U.S. Oct. 14, 2020).
Brief in Opposition, Dep’t of Justice v. House Comm. on the Judiciary, No. 19-1328 (U.S. June 15, 2020).
Brief of Amici Curiae Current and Former Prosecutors, Department of Justice Officials, and Judges in Support of Petitioner, Jones v. Mississippi, No. 18-1259 (U.S. June 12, 2020).

Congressional Testimony

A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing of Domestic Terrorism and Extremism: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Nat’l Sec., Int’l Dev. & Monetary Policy of the H. Comm. Fin. Servs., 116th Cong., Jan. 15, 2020 (Statement of Mary B. McCord) (CIS-No.: Pending).