Partner, Schillings, and United States Deputy Homeland Security Advisor (2015-17)
Amy E Pope

Summary

Formerly US Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President Obama, Amy has extensive experience managing some of the most high-profile, diverse challenges at the highest levels of U.S. government. A proven strategist who is adept at building coalitions and communicating effectively to diverse stakeholders, she helps clients to identify vulnerabilities; build systems to proactively respond to issues and crisis; and ensure that the correct mechanisms are in place to respond quickly to a myriad of reputation and privacy threats.Prior to joining the White House, Ms Pope worked in several positions at the U.S. Department of Justice including as Deputy Chief of Staff & Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, and as a federal prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division, where she investigated and prosecuted multiple large criminal cases. Ms. Pope has served twice as Senate staff: first, as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, and later, as counsel in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Ms. Pope is a graduate of Haverford College and a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University School of Law.  She clerked for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.