David Pressman

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David Pressman is an American human rights lawyer and former aide to United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.[1] He advises a number of highly visible individuals on foreign policy and related advocacy strategies.[2] In 2008 Los Angeles Times referred to him as George Clooney's "consigliere."[2][3] With George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub, Pressman co-founded Not On Our Watch Project, a leading advocacy and grantmaking organization focused on raising awareness about mass-atrocities.[4]

Pressman served as an advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.[5][6] He also served as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security responsible for policy development on global criminal justice issues at DHS. [7] [8] [9] Recently he was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Director for War Crimes and Atrocities on the National Security Council at the White House, where he will coordinate the Government's efforts to prevent and respond to mass atrocities, genocide, and war crimes.[10] [11] Pressman is a member of President Obama's Atrocity Prevention Board. [12]