Date: 09/15/2010 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month 2010: David M. Luna - State Dept Image

At the U.S. Department of State, as director for anti-crime programs at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), David Luna helps coordinate diplomatic initiatives on national security related to efforts to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal networks. He helps lead INL anti-crime teams to combat international organized crime, corruption/kleptocracy, money laundering, terrorist financing, IPR- and cyber-crimes, and smuggling/trafficking crimes that impact U.S. homeland security. Over the years, Mr. Luna has worked with governments throughout the world to strengthen the rule of law and critical law enforcement institutions to fight crime, corruption and other illicit activities and participated in numerous global summits, multilateral and regional intergovernmental initiatives on economic development, anti-crime and good governance matters.

Mr. Luna’s previous experience includes professional stints with the U.S. Congress and other USG executive agencies with particular responsibilities in public integrity investigations, legal, legislative, domestic policy, foreign affairs, national security, and international economic development. Other titles/positions held are: Director for Anticorruption and Governance Initiatives; Special Advisor for the Rule of Law, INL, U.S. Department of State; Assistant Counsel to the President, Office of the Counsel to the President, The White House; Special Assistant for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor; and Special Assistant to the Special Counsel, Committee on Banking, United States Senate.

Mr. Luna is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.