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David Cohen Chosen for CIA Deputy Director Post

David Cohen
David Cohen

The White House announced Friday that David Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department, will be appointed as deputy director of CIA.

He served as the Treasury’s assistant secretary for terrorist financing between 2009 and 2011 prior to his current role.

Cohen is also as a member of the Obama administration’s national security team that works to develop financial strategies to counter money laundering and financial crimes and to protect the U.S. and international financial systems from abuse.

He worked on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and anti-money laundering counseling at the WilmerHale law firm for seven years before he returned to the Treasury.

Cohen previously served simultaneously as acting deputy general counsel and associate deputy general counsel at the Treasury before he joined WilmerHale in 2001.

Before he joined the Treasury, Cohen practiced law at the Washington law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin LLP for nine years with focus on white collar criminal defense and civil litigation.

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