Michael Mullaney

  • On July 27, 2020

Michael J. Mullaney is a Senior Attorney-Consultant for Lexpat Global Services, providing expertise in counterterrorism, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption matters. Mr. Mullaney is the former Chief of the United States Department of Justice Counterterrorism Section (CTS), a position he held from 2006 through 2018 after being the Principal Deputy Chief from 2003-2005. As the CTS Chief, he was responsible for the oversight of all criminal terrorism prosecutions involving the United States domestically as well as internationally, and supervised approximately 70 attorneys, intelligence specialists, and staff. He was the Department’s senior official responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the FBI, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the U.S. military on terrorism-related matters. Mr. Mullaney regularly represented the Department of Justice in senior-level meetings with foreign government officials, and at numerous international conferences. He also worked alongside U.S. Military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Prior to his leadership at CTS, Mr. Mullaney served seventeen years as an Assistant United States Attorney. From 2003-2006, he was the Acting First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Illinois. Before that, he was an AUSA in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he investigated and prosecuted money laundering, narcotics, and fraud cases, trying more than 50 cases to jury verdict. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the Chief of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section, where he supervised attorneys and staff involved in the investigation and prosecution of corruption and civil rights violations.

Mr. Mullaney also has an extensive background as an investigator. From 1978 until 1989 he was a Special Agent with the United States Treasury, where he worked in East St. Louis, Kansas City, and Miami, including two years as an undercover agent. He was an original member of the Task Force known as Operation Greenback, the first anti-money laundering task force established to address the growing drug problem in south Florida in the 1980s.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami Law School, which he attended at night while working as a Special Agent. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Southern Illinois University.