Daniel Marcus

Fellow in Law and Government

Office: Room 515D
Phone: 202-274-4214
E-mail: vCard


Dan Marcus joined the faculty of WCL in 2004. Previously, he was General Counsel of the 9-11 Commission. He was for many years a partner in the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. During the Carter Administration he was Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture. He returned to Government service in 1998 as Senior Counsel in the White House Counsel's office. From 1999 to 2001 he held several senior positions at the Department of Justice, including Associate Attorney General. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He was a law clerk for Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.



Areas of Specialization

  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • National Security Law

Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., Brandeis University
  • LL.B., Yale Law School