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.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Leaked audio: Lawyers praised 'beauty' of controversial protest-response tactics," coverage by Politico, August 3, 2020, featuring Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"The Constitutional Case Against Trump's Use of The Department of Homeland Security," coverage by The New Yorker, July 30, 2020, featuring Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"U.S. Immigration Policies Foreshadowed Violence Against Protestors," coverage by Human Rights Watch, July 23, 2020, featuring Visiting Professor Mary McCord.
"Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn't Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said," coverage by The New York Times, July 18, 2020, featuring Visiting Professor Mary McCord.