General Counsel for Government Affairs
Mandi Ancalle is General Counsel for Government Affairs at Family Research Council, where she is responsible for analyzing the constitutionality and legality of pending legislation, regulations, and executive orders, and lobbies on various issues including family values and religious liberty.
A military brat, Mandi grew up traveling the world, but was born in Georgia and attended college there, at Augusta State University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Following her undergraduate work, Mandi moved to Lynchburg, Va., to attend Liberty University School of Law, where she was an Intercollegiate Moot Court Competitor. Mandi obtained her Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law in 2009 and was thereafter admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia.
Directly after completing the Bar Exam, Mandi relocated to Washington, D.C., to serve as Legal Director for the Liberty Center for Law and Policy (LCLP), a partnership between Liberty Counsel and the Liberty University School of Law. During her time with LCLP, Mandi simultaneously served as the Director of Public Policy for Liberty Counsel Action, and in March of 2013, Mandi returned to Lynchburg to join Liberty Counsel’s constitutional litigation team.
Mandi married in 2014 and, with her husband, relocated to New York City while serving as an Adjunct Professor for Paralegal Studies for Liberty University, teaching Foundations of Law for Paralegals. She also taught Logical Reasoning for a Community College in New York City before she and her husband returned to the Washington, D.C. area.
Mandi is passionate about biblical values and their intersection with public policy, and has both written and spoken about those values in various venues. Mandi’s first Law Review article, Reviving a Culture of Life in America, was published in the Liberty University Law Review in 2012, and she has also written for news publications, like The Daily Caller, spoken at events, like The Awakening, and provided interviews for various webcasts and radio broadcasts.