At a Glance
• Member, McLarty Associates’ Film Advisory Board
• Formerly served as Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism
• Became the first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
• Senior Advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Honorable Juan C. Zarate serves on our Film Advisory Board.
Mr. Zarate is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network, the Chairman and Senior Counselor for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF), and the Senior National Security Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
Mr. Zarate served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009, and was responsible for developing and implementing the US government’s counter terrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. Mr. Zarate was the first ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes where he led domestic and international efforts to attack terrorist financing, the innovative use of Treasury’s national security-related powers, and the global hunt for Saddam Hussein’s assets. Mr. Zarate is a former federal prosecutor who served on terrorism prosecution teams prior to 9/11, including the investigation of the USS Cole attack. Mr. Zarate has earned numerous awards for his work, including the Treasury Medal.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He is also a former Rotary International Fellow at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.