As Under Secretary, he leads an office which marshals the Treasury Department's policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions to sever the lines of financial support to international terrorists, WMD proliferators, narcotics traffickers, and other threats to our national security. In this capacity he oversees the Office of Terrorist Finance and Financial Crime (TFFC), the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Treasury Executive Office of Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF).
In furtherance of the Treasury Department’s new national security mission, Mr. Levey has guided the development and implementation of financial strategies and authorities aimed at countering threats to U.S. national security and protecting the international financial system from abuse. Mr. Levey is responsible for the Department’s efforts to disrupt and dismantle the financial networks supporting terrorist organizations. He has also overseen the development and implementation of financial measures against proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Levey has played a central role in the Administration’s efforts to combat North Korea’s and Iran’s illicit conduct in the international financial system.
Prior to his nomination to his current post, Mr. Levey served 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. 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. 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.