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Financial warfare and efforts to attack terrorist financing headline ABA national security meeting

Financial warfare and efforts to attack terrorist financing headline ABA national security meeting

By Irma Romero

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 — Juan C. Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, will speak on his recent  book, “Treasury's War — The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare,” at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast program on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the University Club of Washington, D.C.

What:      “Treasury’s War — The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare”
               Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

When:     Dec. 4, 8 – 9 a.m.       

Where:    The University Club of Washington DC
               1135 16th St. NW
               Washington, DC 20036 

Zarate will address the Department of Treasury's domestic and international efforts to attack terrorist financing and build comprehensive anti-money laundering systems to advance national security interests. 

Zarate is a senior adviser to the Transnational Threats Project and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In Zarate’s former role as deputy assistant to the president from 2005 to 2009 and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, he was responsible for developing and mplementating the U.S. government’s counterterrorism strategy relating to transnational security threats. Zarate also led the global efforts to hunt Saddam Hussein’s assets, resulting in the return of more than $3 billion in Iraqi assets from the U.S. and around the world. He advises companies and organizations on national, homeland, and financial-related security, technologies, and investments. 

This event is free and open to the members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org

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