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Arnold Havens -- Department of the Treasury
General Counsel

Arnold I. Havens (Arnie) was nominated to be General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by President Bush on October 29, 2003, confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 2003, and sworn in by Secretary John Snow on December 18, 2003. As General Counsel of the Department, Mr. Havens serves as the chief legal advisor and a senior policy adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury. In addition, he is responsible for the supervision of more than 1,400 lawyers who report directly to him within the Department, the Internal Revenue Service, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Executive Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Lawyers reporting to Mr. Havens within the Department headquarters are responsible for Banking & Finance, International Affairs, General Law & Ethics, and Enforcement matters. Mr. Havens, a public policy veteran with nearly thirty years of experience in both the public and private sectors, previously served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for CSX Corporation (CSX) where, from 1995 until 2003, he was responsible for providing advice and counsel on transportation-related issues and representing the company's interest before public officials. In that role, he managed federal and state affairs for CSX and its transportation and non-transportation interests including CSX Transportation and its 23-state freight rail network. Prior to joining CSX, Havens was President of the Havens Group, Inc., where he represented clients before the Congress and the Executive Branch on issues including transportation, the environment and health care reform. In addition to operating his own firm, Havens has a wealth of experience having served as a partner in several Washington-based law firms. Beyond his private sector experience, Havens has an extensive legislative background having served as Minority Counsel and Staff Director on the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Havens had the privilege of serving as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Between 1991 and 1993, Havens represented President George H.W. Bush before the Congress on issues of concern to the President and his Administration with a focus on communications, energy, the environment, financial institutions, regulatory reform and transportation. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Havens earned a bachelor's degree in History and a Juris Doctor. Most recently, Havens served as President of the Business-Government Relations Council and served on the Board of the Bryce Harlow Foundation.

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