Barbara L. McQuade

Law Professor,
University of Michigan
Joined Board: 2021

About Barbara

Ms. McQuade is a law professor at the University of Michigan, teaching criminal law, criminal procedure, and national security law. Ms. McQuade has more than 19 years of experience in leadership positions and public service, including working as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017 (appointed by President Obama), and serving as vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. She served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years, serving as deputy chief of the National Security Unit. Ms. McQuade is also a contributor as a legal analyst for MSNBC.

Ms. McQuade sits on the board of directors for SafeHouse Center, Crime Stoppers of Michigan, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Hudson-Webber Foundation. She was a member of the board of directors of Chemical Financial Corporation and Chemical Bank from 2018 to 2019, and a member of the board of directors of TCF Financial Corporation from 2019 to 2021.

Ms. McQuade received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, economics, and communication from the University of Michigan.