Jennie Bradley Lichter

Jennie Bradley Lichter

Deputy General Counsel, The Catholic University of America

Jennie Bradley Lichter has wide-ranging legal and policy experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including at the highest levels of the federal government. She is currently Deputy General Counsel at The Catholic University of America, and Senior Legal Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute. She previously served in the White House as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC). In that role she supervised rulemaking and policy efforts across the federal government, including the Departments of Education, Labor, Health & Human Services, Justice, Housing & Urban Development, and Interior. Jennie led efforts to protect religious liberty, encourage faith-based partnerships, and defend the dignity of life. She also led DPC’s work on regulatory and administrative state reform. 

Prior to her White House service, Jennie worked on policy issues and federal judicial (including Supreme Court) confirmation efforts in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice. She previously served as in-house counsel for the Archdiocese of Washington, and as an associate at Jones Day.

Jennie clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the D.C. Circuit and for Judge Steven M. Colloton on the Eighth Circuit in Des Moines. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame and from Harvard Law School. Prior to law school she was a research assistant in Bioethics at a D.C. think tank, and earned a graduate degree in Theology & Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge.  


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