Trump names Michigan lawyer as Treasury counsel
President Donald Trump named another Michigan resident Tuesday to his administration, selecting Brent James McIntosh to become general counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
McIntosh, who was born and raised in Michigan, including in the Lansing area, had been a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell law firm’s Litigation Group and co-head of its cybersecurity practice in Washington, D.C.
He has extensive White House experience. From 2006 to 2009, he was an associate counsel to President George W. Bush as well as a deputy assistant to the president and deputy staff secretary.
Prior to that, he worked in the Office of Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2004 to 2006, including a stint as a deputy assistant attorney general.
He earned degrees from the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. He also was a law clerk to Judge Dennis Jacobs of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.