March 25, 2009
President Barack Obama ’91 has reappointed Stuart A. Levey ‘89 as undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence. Levey, who has been serving in that position since 2004, will remain in the new administration and will not need Senate reconfirmation.
Levey is responsible for leading the Treasury Department’s efforts to halt financial support for international terrorists, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and narcotics traffickers. He has helped develop financial strategies aimed at countering threats to U.S. national security and protecting the international financial system from abuse.
Prior to his 2004 nomination, he served as the principal associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was responsible for helping to coordinate the department’s varied counterterrorism activities. Prior to joining the government in 2001, Levey spent 11 years at the Washington law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he focused his litigation practice on white-collar criminal defense.