Christopher J. Meade Confirmed as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
4/26/2013 Page Content
WASHINGTON Christopher J. Meade was confirmed by the United States Senate yesterday evening to serve as the U.S. Department of the Treasurys General Counsel. In this role, Meade will be the chief legal officer of the Department and the principal advisor to the Secretary and other senior Treasury officials on legal and policy matters. He will also head the Treasury Legal Division, which includes the consolidated legal staff of the Department of the Treasury.
Since March 2010, Meade has served as Principal Deputy General Counsel. In that position, he has advised the Secretary on legal issues ranging from domestic and international economic affairs, terrorism finance and financial crimes enforcement, tax policy, ethics, administrative law, and government law. He has served as Acting General Counsel since June 2012.
Christopher J. Meade is Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and, since June 2012, has served as Acting General Counsel.
From 2005 to 2010, Meade was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), where he was a member of the Litigation and Securities Departments, as well as the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group. During this time, he argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Meade served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens from 1997 to 1998, and Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1996 to 1997.