Daniel Marcus (lawyer)

Daniel Marcus (born January 5, 1941) is an American lawyer[1] and member of the faculty of The Washington College of Law, American University.[2]


Born in Brooklyn, Marcus graduated from Brandeis University in 1962. He also received an LL.B. in 1965 from Yale Law School, and was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.


Marcus began his career as a law clerk for Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.[3] He was a partner at the Washington law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering for many years, before leaving to become Deputy General Counsel of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and then General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture in the Carter Administration.[4][5]

Marcus returned to the law firm until 1998, when he entered the White House Counsel's office as Senior Counsel.[6] Marcus then worked at the Department of Justice,[7][8] where he held several positions, including Associate Attorney General.

After the expiration of the Clinton Administration, Marcus was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and General Counsel of the 9-11 Commission.[9][10][11] He subsequently joined the faculty of The Washington College of Law,[12][13] where he continued to write and speak about legal issues in American politics.[14][15][16]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • "Restoring and Reviving the Department of Justice". Human Rights magazine, Vol. 35 No. 4. Fall 2008
  • "The 9/11 Commission and the White House: Issues of Executive Privilege and Separation of Powers." American University National Security Brief 1, no. 1 (2010): 19-32.


  1. ^ Robert A. Katzmann (1 December 2010). Institutional Disability: The Saga of Transportation Policy for the Disabled. Brookings Institution Press. pp. 101–. ISBN 978-0-8157-1628-0.
  2. ^ "Destroyed tapes could put CIA in legal tangles". Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2007 | Richard B. Schmitt
  3. ^ The federal reporter. Volume 615. 1980. p. xc. |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Federal Register Division, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration. 1980. p. 980.
  5. ^ John H. Trattner; Center for Excellence in Government (Washington, D.C.) (1988). The prune book: the 100 toughest management and policy-making jobs in Washington. Madison Books. p. 48. ISBN 9780819170002.
  6. ^ Richard Ben-Veniste (26 May 2009). The Emperor's New Clothes: Exposing the Truth from Watergate to 9/11. St. Martin's Press. pp. 216–. ISBN 978-1-4299-6259-9.
  7. ^ Thomas H. Kean; Lee H. Hamilton; Benjamin Rhodes (2007). Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. Vintage Books. pp. 37–. ISBN 978-0-307-27663-6.
  8. ^ "What Are the Limits of Executive Privilege?". NPR, January 28, 2006. Transcript of radio interview.
  9. ^ Philip Shenon (5 February 2008). The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. Grand Central Publishing. pp. 345–. ISBN 978-0-446-51131-5.
  10. ^ Tony Blankley (15 January 2009). American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century. Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company. pp. 109–. ISBN 978-1-59698-061-7.
  11. ^ James R. Holbein (1 January 2005). The 9/11 Commission: proceedings and analysis. Oceana Publications. p. xxv. ISBN 978-0-379-21528-1.
  12. ^ "C.I.A. Destroyed Tapes of Interrogations". New York Times, By MARK MAZZETTI DEC. 6, 2007.
  13. ^ "Gonzales, Loyal to Bush, Was Firm on War Policies". The New York Times, Aug 28, 2007
  14. ^ "Ridge looks at future of U.S. security". East Bay Times, By Angela Woodall and William Love April 20, 2005
  15. ^ "Supreme Court sharply divided on the rights of terror suspects". Herald.net, Robert Barnes and Del Quentin Wilber, Jun 14th, 2008
  16. ^ "CIA interrogation videotapes case". Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, Minn. · Dec 7, 2007. Interview.

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