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Mark D. Wallace

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Ambassador Mark D. Wallace "serves as the President of United Against Nuclear Iran.

"Most recently, he served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for U.N. Management and Reform. Ambassador Wallace was the chief U.S. negotiator to the world body on matters relating to reform and budget. He was the chief of U.S. oversight into matters relating to U.N. mismanagement, fraud and abuse. During Ambassador Wallace’s tenure he was the lead U.S. negotiator and representative on the UN budget, the U.N. scale of assessments, the Management Committee for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the U.N. Capital Master Plan and the U.N. reform agenda. He was also the chief for U.S. oversight into matters such as the U.N. procurement fraud scandal, sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping missions, and the UNDP “Cash for Kim” scandal.

"Prior to his service at the United Nations, Ambassador Wallace served in a variety of government, political and private sector posts. Ambassador Wallace served in the United States Department of Homeland Security as Principal Legal Advisor to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“BICE”) and as the Principal Legal Advisor to the Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services (“BCIS”). Ambassador Wallace oversaw and managed all aspects of the BICE and BCIS legal counsel offices, including the immigration trial attorneys and attorney divisions related to National Security Law, Enforcement, Appellate Counsel, Commercial Law, Adjudications, Refugee and Asylum Law, Management, Ethics, and Training. Ambassador Wallace was the chief legal counsel overseeing the transition of legacy United States Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”) components into BICE and BCIS. Prior to serving as Principal Legal Advisor to BICE and BCIS, Ambassador Wallace served as the General Counsel of the INS as it transitioned into the DHS as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 reorganization.

"Ambassador Wallace served as General Counsel of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he oversaw and managed all aspects of the FEMA Office of General Counsel and the FEMA-led New York and World Trade Center recovery effort in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

"During the 2004 Presidential campaign, Ambassador Wallace served as the Bush-Cheney ’04 Deputy Campaign Manager where in addition to his day-to-day responsibilities of assisting in the management of the national campaign, Ambassador Wallace was the campaign’s lead liaison to the Republican National Convention, the campaign’s representative in debate negotiations, and he led the campaign’s debate team at each of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.

"Ambassador Wallace also has extensive experience in the private sector. He was of counsel in the Washington DC office of Akerman Senterfitt, one of Florida’s largest law firms, as it established and grew its presence in Washington. Previously, Ambassador Wallace was a shareholder of Stack Fernandez Anderson Harris & Wallace, P.A., a Miami, Florida law firm specializing in commercial and civil litigation. In private practice he was a commercial litigation attorney. Ambassador Wallace has served as general counsel to several profit and not-for-profit corporations, including Florida’s first charter school, The Liberty City Charter School Project, Inc." [1]

Bush-Connected

Wallace was National Deputy Campaign Manager, 2003-2004, for Bush-Cheney '04 Inc.. He managed the national campaign and was lead liaison to the Republican National Convention. He was Campaign Representative on the Bush-Cheney '04 Debate Negotiations Team.

Wallace was Lead Counsel and Chief Legal Strategist for Lawyers for Bush-Cheney and "oversaw and managed nationwide team of lawyers representing Bush-Cheney '04." [1]

Wallace served as Legal Counsel in 2000 for the Bush-Cheney Florida Presidential Recount Legal Team and served as the "Campaign's lead counsel in Palm Beach County and appeared before the County Canvassing Board, various trial and appellate courts and participated in the briefing before the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court." Wallace was also Co-Chairman of the Florida State Advisory Board, Lawyers for Bush-Cheney '00, Inc. [2]

Wallace was Special Assistant to Florida Governor Jeb Bush, working on his 1994 gubernatorial campaign and serving as an advisor to his 1998 and 2002 campaigns. [3]

Profiles

"Prior to his service with Bush-Cheney '04, Mr. Wallace served as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) first Principal Legal Advisor to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE) and Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services (BICS). Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Wallace also served as the General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) as it transitioned into DHS as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 reorganization. Mr. Wallace previously served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he was the top federal attorney overseeing FEMA's New York/World Trade Center recovery effort in the aftermath of September 11th," according to his Akerman Senterfitt profile.

"A Florida native, Mr. Wallace was a longtime partner in the Miami commercial litigation law firm of Stack Fernandez Anderson Harris & Wallace P.A. ... He served as general counsel to several Florida community organizations, including Florida's first charter school, The Liberty City Charter School." [4]

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  1. Mark D. Wallace, United Against Nuclear Iran, accessed February 3, 2009.