Amy Pope

Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme


Formerly US deputy homeland security advisor to the president of the United States, Amy Pope has managed a range of high-profile, diverse challenges at the highest levels of US government from countering violent extremism to promoting refugee resettlement to leading its comprehensive effort to combat Zika, Ebola, and other public health threats.

As a partner at Schillings, she now advises corporate and individual clients on responding to and mitigating crisis. Prior to joining the White House, Amy worked in several positions at the US Department of Justice and served as counsel in the US Senate.

She is a senior non-resident fellow of the Atlantic Council, and has been a key note speaker and panelist at events hosted by Chatham House, Politico, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Institute for Peace, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Amy is a graduate of Haverford College and a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University School of Law. She clerked for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Past experience

2017 - present Partner, Schillings 

Visiting assistant professor, Haverford College

2015-17 Deputy assistant to the president and deputy homeland security advisor, US National Security Council 
2013-15 Special assistant to the president and senior director of transborder security, US National Security Council 
2012-13 Director of border and interior enforcement policy, US National Security Council
2010-12 Deputy chief of staff and counsellor to the assistant attorney general, US Department of Justice Criminal Division
2008-09 Counsel, Office of Policy and Legislation, US Department of Justice Criminal Division
2009-10 Counsel, US Senate Majority Leader 
2006-08 Counsel, US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security

Trial attorney, Criminal Section, US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division