Machalagh Carr

Machalagh Carr

General Counsel, Office of the Republican Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Machalagh Carr is General Counsel for the Office of the Republican Leader at the U.S. House of Representatives.  Previously, she served as General Counsel & Parliamentarian for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where she handled all legal and procedural issues for the Committee.  Before that, she was the Oversight Staff Director at the Committee where she led the subcommittee in its investigations and oversight of all issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction.  Prior to joining Ways and Means, she served as the Director of Oversight and Investigations for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and as Senior Oversight Counsel at the Committee on Natural Resources. 

From 2009-2011, Ms. Carr served in the Office of Global Compliance of the energy company Weatherford International where she conducted internal investigations, audits, and compliance reviews for the company.  From 2006-2009 she practiced in the Litigation, White Collar, and Government Investigations Group at Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal LLP (now Dentons).  Ms. Carr taught Trial Practice at Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. 

Directly after law school, Ms. Carr clerked for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


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