Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Michael Chertoff is the former United States Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush. Before leading the Department of Homeland Security, he served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Secretary Chertoff is currently the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Chertoff Group, and senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP.