Neil H. MacBride
Neil MacBride is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, which encompasses more than six million residents living in Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Tidewater.
Mr. MacBride has spent most of his career as a government attorney, serving in all three branches of government. “Practicing law in the public sector has been incredibly rewarding professionally and now serving as U.S. Attorney is the honor of a lifetime. I can think of nothing better than working every day with the United States of America as my client.” Mr. MacBride previously served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice, overseeing criminal justice and law enforcement issues. He was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted homicides and narcotics conspiracies, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and fraud and property crimes.
Mr. MacBride also served as chief counsel and staff director for Senator Joe Biden, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, where his work focused on crime and drug policy, counter-terrorism and intelligence matters, and corporate fraud. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Henry C. Morgan, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Apart from his public service, Mr. MacBride practiced criminal and civil litigation at the Washington, D.C. law firm now known as DLA Piper. He also served as General Counsel and Vice-President, Anti-Piracy, of the Business Software Alliance, a technology trade association, where he oversaw its global copyright enforcement program.
Mr. MacBride is a graduate of Houghton College and the University of Virginia School of Law. He has been a Barrister of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court since 2004. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. MacBride served on the Board of advisors for the Center on Law and Security at New York University Law School.
Mr. MacBride currently chairs the AGAC’s Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee.