Assistant Secretary for Investment Security U.S. Department of the Treasury
Thomas Feddo serves as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, where he oversees Treasury’s foreign investment review process through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Before his confirmation in September 2019 as the first Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, Tom served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security, beginning in May 2018.
Prior to this, Mr. Feddo practiced law as a partner in the international trade group of Alston & Bird LLP, and served from February 2009 to January 2016 as the Assistant Director for Enforcement at the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Before OFAC, Mr. Feddo served in the George W. Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the United States Navy, advising on legal and policy matters involving the full range of general business and commercial law for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Navy Secretariat.
Previously, Mr. Feddo worked as an oversight counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, leading investigations related to public health, energy, the environment, consumer protection, telecommunications, trade, and homeland security from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Feddo also practiced patent and trademark litigation at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, and clerked at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
At the start of his career, Mr. Feddo served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s submarine service, serving on the “fast attack” submarine USS Salt Lake City until 1995 when he joined the NCIS Antiterrorist Alert Center as a watch officer and analyst.
Assistant Secretary Feddo holds a Juris Doctor with honors from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree (with merit) in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He has earned two Navy Achievement Medals, a Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award, and the Treasury Secretary’s Meritorious Service Award. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.