McConnell Announces Andrew Ferguson to Serve as Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that Andrew Ferguson, currently the Chief Counsel for Nominations and the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee, will join his leadership office as Chief Counsel.

“I am thrilled that someone as talented and well-respected as Andrew will be joining our team in this critical capacity,” McConnell said. “Andrew has clerked at the highest levels of the federal judiciary, thrived in private practice, and has served Chairmen Grassley and Graham with distinction as a senior counsel for the Judiciary Committee.”

“The last two and a half years have been a time of historic progress for the Senate in defending the Constitution and confirming brilliant judicial nominees who understand the proper role of judges in our constitutional republic,” McConnell continued. “Andrew has played a big part in that success. I’m glad I will have him on board as we keep up this crucial work.”

Ferguson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. His experience includes clerkships on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas. He also spent years in private practice as a trial and appellate litigator. Immediately prior to his current Judiciary Committee position as Chairman Graham’s Chief Counsel for Nominations and the Constitution, he served as Senior Special Counsel to then-Chairman Grassley during the confirmation process for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Ferguson will start in Leader McConnell’s leadership office on July 11. He will advise Leader McConnell on legal matters including judicial nominations, immigration, and other key issues.