Brent McIntosh

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Brent James McIntosh
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General Counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury
Assumed office
September 25, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byChristopher J. Meade
White House Deputy Staff Secretary
In office
February 12, 2007 – January 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Burck[1]
Succeeded byPeter Rundlet
Personal details
BornSeptember 28th, 1973
Lansing, Michigan
EducationUniversity of Michigan
Yale Law School

Brent James McIntosh is an American attorney who currently serves as general counsel of the United States Treasury. Prior to assuming his current role, McIntosh was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell and served as co-head of the firm's cybersecurity practice.[2]

A Michigan native, McIntosh received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk to Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Laurence Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.[3][4]

From 2004 to 2006, he worked at the Office of Legal Policy at the United States Department of Justice, serving in part as a deputy assistant attorney general. He was an associate counsel to President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, as well as a deputy assistant to the president and deputy staff secretary.[3]

McIntosh is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Alexander Hamilton Society, the American Society of International Law, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Federalist Society. He was previously a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The New York Law Journal named him a "rising star" in 2013.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Barber, C. Ryan; Scarcella, Mike (March 15, 2017). "Sullivan & Cromwell's Brent McIntosh Is Picked for Treasury GC". Corporate Counsel. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Trump names Michigan lawyer as Treasury counsel". The Detroit News. March 14, 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ Eslinger, Bonnie (March 14, 2017). "Trump Taps Sullivan, Proskauer, Greenberg Attys For Posts". Law360. Retrieved 3 May 2017.

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