|Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs|
September 2019 – January 20, 2021
|Preceded by||David Malpass|
|General Counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury|
September 25, 2017 – July 2019
|Preceded by||Christopher J. Meade|
|Succeeded by||Brian Callanan|
|White House Deputy Staff Secretary|
February 12, 2007 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||William Burck|
|Succeeded by||Peter Rundlet|
Brent James McIntosh
September 28, 1973
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (BA)|
Yale Law School (JD)
Brent James McIntosh is an American attorney who served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 2017 to 2019. He previously served as General Counsel of the United States Treasury. Prior to his government service, McIntosh was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell and served as co-head of the firm's cybersecurity practice.
Early life and education
McIntosh was born in Lansing, Michigan, and raised in Williamston, Michigan. His mother is a teacher and his father is the founder of McNeer Company, a structural engineering firm based in Williamston, Michigan.
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.
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.
In May 2019, President Trump nominated McIntosh to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on September 18, 2019, by a vote of 54–38. In March 2020, he was the Treasury Department official overseeing several programs providing unprecedented financial assistance to the U.S. airline industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
In 2001, McIntosh married Laura Ahn, an attorney. The two met at Yale Law School, where Ahn was the editor of the Yale Law Journal and McIntosh was an articles editor. Ahn worked as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and now serves as a consulting attorney for the firm, specializing in corporate law.
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