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Matthew H. King

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Deputy Director, Counter-Proliferation Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations
Washington, DC, USA


Matthew H. King is the Deputy Director of Homeland Security Counter-Proliferation Investigations and the multi-agency Export Enforcement Coordination Center. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. From 2008-2010 he was a Deputy Assistant Director and the Acting Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs in Washington, DC, responsible for 70 Attaché offices in 49 countries.

From January 2003 - June 2008, SSA King served as the ICE Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, and was designated the DHS Senior Representative. His office was responsible for Homeland Security investigative activities in 17 Southeast Asia and Oceania countries, and he negotiated numerous critical U.S. security agreements with foreign counterparts.

From 1999 - 2003, SSA King was assigned to U.S. Customs Headquarters in Washington DC, coordinating national policy and undercover operations for Strategic (Counter-Proliferation) Investigations. He was then seconded to the United States Senate, Committee on Appropriations for two years drafting Report and Bill language for Treasury Appropriations.

From 1992 to 1999, SSA King was assigned to the Office of the Special Agent in Charge/San Francisco, California as a Senior Special Agent.  He coordinated and lead a protracted undercover investigation that resulted in the largest seizure of foreign automatic weapons in U.S. history. He also participated in non-proliferation training courses for the Latvian government and presented weapons trafficking seminars in Peru and Tokyo.

Prior to his law enforcement career, Mr. King served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, responsible for the approval of applications for the interception of various communications in Federal investigations. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the Columbia University School of Law (1991) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University (1981).

From 1981-1988 Mr. King served as an officer and Naval Aviator in the United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Captain. He deployed throughout the world numerous times in support of the Landing Force Sixth Fleet.    

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