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Stuart A. Levey

Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
United States Department of Treasury

Stuart Levey was confirmed by the Senate on July 21, 2004 to serve as the Department of the Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). In the role of Under Secretary, Mr. Levey directs the Treasury's efforts to cut the lines of financial support to international terrorists, a critical component of the overall effort to keep America safe from terrorist plots. In addition to helping fight the financial war on terror, Mr. Levey also focuses on protecting the integrity of the financial system, fighting financial crime, enforcing economic sanctions against rogue nations and combating the financial underpinnings of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He also oversees the Treasury Department's newly-created Office of Intelligence and Analysis, ensuring that actionable intelligence is available to key decision makers and that the Department is fully integrated within the broader intelligence community.

At the time of his nomination to his current post, Mr. Levey was serving as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity, he was the Deputy Attorney General's primary staff member with responsibility for coordinating the Justice Department's varied counterterrorism activities, including investigations, intelligence collection and prosecutions. He also served as the Justice Department's representative to the interagency Terrorist Financing Policy Coordinating Committee (PCC) and to the NSC's Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior interagency group chaired by the Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. In addition, he was often called upon to represent the Department of Justice in a variety of inter-agency bodies to discuss topics related to the war on terrorism. Prior to assuming that position, he served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and also as the Deputy Attorney General's Chief of Staff.

Prior to joining the Justice Department in 2001, Mr. Levey spent 11 years in private practice at the Washington law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP (which merged into Baker Botts, LLP). He had a litigation practice with a special emphasis on white collar criminal defense. From 1999 through 2000, Mr. Levey served as the chief of the Washington office of former Senator Danforth's Special Counsel investigation into possible government misconduct related to the standoff at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. He also clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1989 through 1990. Mr. Levey graduated from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 1986 and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1989.

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