General Counsel of the US Treasury Brent McIntosh (nominee to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs), participated in a one-hour armchair discussion with Thomas P. Vartanian, Founder and Executive Director of the Financial Regulation & Technology Institute and Antonin Scalia Law School Professor.
If the Senate confirms his nomination, McIntosh will become Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs at a time when the American economy is showing signs of weakening, the global economic environment is fraught with uncertainty, and the US trade war with China continues to escalate. McIntosh and Vartanian held a broad-ranging discussion on the American economy and the state of the global financial environment.
Before his confirmation as General Counsel, Brent McIntosh was a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he was a member of the firm’s litigation and financial services practice groups and co-led the firm’s cybersecurity practice. McIntosh served in the White House from 2006 until 2009, first as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary. From 2004 until 2006, he served in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice, including as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. At both the White House Counsel’s Office and the Justice Department, Mr. McIntosh’s work focused on national security and intelligence matters, as well as the judicial selection process.
Our thanks to Brent McIntosh for sharing his time and perspectives with the Law School community.
See below for photos from the event!