Kate Comerford Todd Biography
Kate Comerford Todd is an American attorney and political advisor serving as the deputy White House counsel. She also teaches the law of federal courts at The George Washington University Law School, and taught constitutional law at Cornell University’s Washington program.
Kate Todd Age
She is 45 years old.
Kate Comerford Todd Education
Kate Todd attended Cornell University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Kate Todd Husband
Kate is married to Gordon Dwyer Todd, a partner at Sidley law firm in Washington specializing in white-collar defense and government litigation. The couple live in Northern Virginia with their four children.
Kate Comerford Todd Lawyer
Todd served as a partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding, LLP specializing in Constitutional law before she was named by President George W. Bush on June 8, 2007 to be an Associate Counsel to the President and Special Counsel to the President in the Office of Counsel.
Kate Comerford Todd US Chamber
Kate is a former senior vice president and chief counsel for the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
She previously served as a partner in the appellate, litigation, and communications practices of the firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding, in Washington, D.C. She represented businesses in federal and state litigation and regulatory matters and helped them develop and execute national, multiforum legal strategies.
Kate Todd Supreme Court
Todd clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She also clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Kate Todd Trump
Kate serves as the deputy counsel to Trump, advising the president and his staff on a wide range of legal and constitutional issues. She was announced as one of 20 additions to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court list nominees on September 9, 2020. After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 19, 2020 she had been mentioned as a possible successor.
Judge Kate Todd
Todd has never served as a judge.
Kate Todd Obama
While Todd was at a Federalist Society event in 2017 she used some harsh words for the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda.
“Where you have absolutely outrageous overregulation, you tend to have a lot of groups that come together,” she said, “and nothing quite brings everybody together in litigation or otherwise like that sort of determined enemy that I think so many saw in the Obama administration.”
She said some regulations were so “deliciously terrible” that they were “dream targets” for litigators.
“I think it’s worth remembering, remember the EPA’s Clean Power Plan that generated the unprecedented stay out of the Supreme Court, where the D.C. Circuit wouldn’t do that job, one of the last acts of Justice [Antonin] Scalia judicially.”