Professorial Lecturer in Law
Jeffrey Breinholt is a faculty member at the National War College. He spent 25 years at DOJ working in counterterrorism, most recently in the National Security Division's Office of Law & Policy.
Mr. Breinholt served as the Terrorist Financing Task Force Coordinator (2001—2003) and Regional Antiterrorism Coordinator (2001—2003) at the U.S. Department of Justice, and was the first Deputy Chief for Terrorist Financing (2003-2008). Additionally, he was a trial attorney for the Terrorism and Violent Crimes Section of the Criminal Division (1997—2001) and the Western Criminal Enforcement Section of the Tax Division (1990—1997) for the U.S. Department of Justice. He helped create a special FBI unit devoted to U.S.-based fundraising by international terrorist organizations and the team of financial prosecutors he headed within the Counterterrorism Section was dedicated to prosecuting material support crimes and was instrumental in the use of FISA surveillance in criminal prosecutions. He was previously Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Utah. Mr. Breinholt also was an Associate in the Labor and Employment Section of the Law Firm of Weissburg &; Aronson, Inc. (1988—1990).