Tara Morrissey

DEPUTY CHIEF COUNSEL

Tara Morrissey is deputy chief counsel at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Morrissey has extensive government and private sector experience, with a particular focus on appellate litigation.

Most recently, Morrissey worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as an attorney on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division.  At the Department of Justice, Morrissey argued numerous cases in federal circuit courts across the country.  She served as lead government counsel in cases involving administrative law, constitutional law, health care, transportation, defense, and the False Claims Act. 

Morrissey also practiced law at Jones Day, where she was an associate in the Issues & Appeals practice. Morrissey’s practice focused on legal analysis, briefing, and strategy in complex trial and appellate litigation.  She represented clients on a variety of matters, including intellectual property disputes, constitutional challenges, antitrust claims, and False Claims Act litigation.  

During the 2010 Term of the Supreme Court of the United States, Morrissey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Associate Justice.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

Morrissey graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as Executive Managing Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and received the Colonel William J. Hoynes Award.  She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.