Neil MacBride, Eastern District of Virginia
By Stephanie Woodrow | August 18, 2022 6:01 pm

Neil MacBride (Business Software Alliance)

Neil MacBride (Business Software Alliance)

Neil MacBride (Houghton College, University of Virginia School of Law) is nominated to replace Chuck Rosenberg, who resigned in October 2008 to become a partner at Hogan & Hartson in Washington.

His vitals:

  • Born in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1965.
  • Has been Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice since January.
  • Served as general counsel and vice President of Anti-Piracy for Business Software Alliance from November 2005  until January.
  • Was on the board of advisors at the Center on Law and Security from 2007 until 2009.
  • Worked as the chief counsel and staff director to then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) on the Senate Judiciary Committee from August 2001 until October 2005.
  • Served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from April 1997 until August 2001.
  • Was an associate at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered in Washington, D.C., from September 1993 until April 1997. Served as a summer associate at the firm in 1991.
  • Also served as a summer associate at Green, Stewart & Farber in 1990.
  • Clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Henry C. Morgan, Jr. in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Was the editor of the Journal of Law & Politics from August 1990 until May 1992.
  • Worked as a paralegal at Brown & Wood in New York, N.Y., from January 1989 until August 1989.
  • Has worked on served political campaigns. Served as deputy press secretary on the Frank Lautenberg for U.S. Senate campaign from March 1988 until Nov. 1988. Worked as a regional field coordinator for Paul Simon for President from November 1987 until February 1988. Also was a field organizer for Biden for President from June 1987 until September 1988.
  • Received the Department of Justice’s Special Achievement Award for outstanding performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1998 and 1999. Also earned the Bracewell & Patterson (now Bracewell & Giuliani) Moot Court Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy by a First Year at the University of Virginia School of Law. Graduated magna cum laude from Houghton College.
  • Has tried approximately 45 cases, almost all of which he served as sole counsel, 45 percent of which went to a jury.

Click here for his full questionnaire.

UPDATE: On his disclosure, MacBride reported assets totalling $1.148 million and liabilities of $680,000, resulting in a net worth of $468,200.

On MacBride’s Office of Government Ethics Disclosure he reported a receiving a salary/bonus from Business Software Alliance of $412,000.

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