Sigal P. Mandelker was confirmed as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence on June 21, 2017. As Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Ms. Mandelker is charged with developing and implementing U.S. government strategies to combat terrorist financing and money laundering, as well as other policies and programs to fight financial crime. She is responsible for leveraging the department’s unique regulatory and enforcement functions to help safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats. Most recently, Under Secretary Mandelker served in senior law enforcement and national security positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. As Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Ms. Mandelker oversaw four major prosecutorial sections and a number of significant cross-border prosecutions involving cybersecurity, human rights, money laundering, and other national security and law enforcement priorities. Prior to that position, she served as Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, where she advised the Secretary and worked extensively on intelligence, national security, counterterrorism, and border security matters. She also previously served as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, where she worked extensively on national security and counterterrorism matters. Under Secretary Mandelker was also an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.
Prior to her confirmation, Under Secretary Mandelker was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP. Under Secretary Mandelker also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court, and to the Honorable Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Under Secretary Mandelker holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan.