Neil McGaraghan

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, HNMCP

Neil McGaraghan is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Clinical Instructor at HNMCP. His Clinical Instructor role focuses on advancing HNMCP’s facilitation and political dialogue initiative.

For his work representing men wrongfully imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Neil was awarded the Boston Bar Association President’s Award and the Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights. Neil served on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Massachusetts (for which he also worked pro bono as a cooperating attorney), and on the Board of Directors of Greater Boston Legal Services. He has been a frequent MCLE instructor and a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before law school, Neil worked at the Commission of the European Union in Brussels and then as an aide to U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy.

Neil comes to HNMCP most recently from Potomac Law Group, where he launched that firm’s Boston office. Prior to Potomac, Neil was a partner at Bingham McCutchen, and then Morgan Lewis & Bockius when it acquired Bingham. Neil’s practice focused on complex dispute resolution in federal and state court, administrative bodies, arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes.


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