Prospect Global Strategies LLC advises U.S. and international companies as they navigate economic sanctions and global policy issues and national security challenges.
Peter E. Harrell
Founder and Principal
Peter E. Harrell is the founder and Principal of Prospect Global Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm that advises U.S. and multinational companies on international sanctions, regulatory, political risk, and national security matters. Since early 2015, Harrell has advised leading global companies on the development and execution of strategies to comply with sanctions and address regulatory and reputational risks associated with international business transactions.
Prior to founding Prospect Global Strategies, Mr. Harrell served from 2012 to 2014 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. In that role, Mr. Harrell was instrumental in developing U.S. economic sanctions policy, including U.S. and international sanctions against Iran, Russia, and Syria, and in easing sanctions against Myanmar and Cuba. He played a leading role in the U.S. government’s efforts to counter terrorist financing and served as Co-Chair of the U.S. government working group on combating the financing of the Islamic State (ISIS). Mr. Harrell also had broad responsibility for fighting the global trade in conflict minerals, including implementation of the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals provisions (Section 1502), the Kimberly Process rough diamond certification arrangement, and global supply chain integrity.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Harrell served on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff where he co-led the development of Secretary Clinton’s economic statecraft agenda, which brought a renewed focus to the role of international economics in American diplomacy. He also worked on a variety of other economic issues, including trade and investment policy, and international legal issues.
In addition to leading Prospect Global Strategies, Mr. Harrell serves as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, where he writes on the intersection of economics and national security. Harrell is a frequent public commentator and has been published or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences, including giving presentations to the British Bankers Association, the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and the Association of Banks of Singapore.
Mr. Harrell is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School. He is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.