Maggie Goodlander is currently Counsel to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Maggie taught constitutional law and administrative law at the UNH School of Law.
Maggie has spent much of the past decade working in legal and policy positions in each branch of the United States government and in both houses of Congress. She served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as a senior advisor to United States Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, and as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment and Senate trial of President Donald Trump.
Born and raised in Nashua, Maggie is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and serves on the board of directors of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.