Caitlin M. McGough

Senior Associate

Caitlin McGough represents clients in internal and government investigations and complex litigation matters. Her pro bono work has focused on post-conviction appeals, including representing a client on death row in an Atkins evidentiary hearing. Prior to joining WilmerHale, she was a litigation associate at another international law firm. 

While pursuing her legal education, Ms. McGough served as a legal intern at the Counterterrorism Section in the National Security Division of the US Department of Justice and completed an externship at the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens District Attorney's Office. She was also a research assistant to a professor of international and public affairs. 


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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2019

      Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Operations Director, A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, Staff Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review 
    • BS, Economics, minor in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, 2016

      With Distinction
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York