Michael F. Zeldin has served as a legal analyst since 1996 covering such stories as the Whitewater/Monica Lewinsky investigation, the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush election, the disappearance of Chandra Levy. Presently, he is a CNN legal analyst principally focusing on the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He has published opinion-editorial pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.
As an attorney, Michael F. Zeldin is an internationally recognized expert. He has served clients and lectured throughout the world on topics ranging from money laundering, terrorist financing and economic sanctions. As well as testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, on the topic of international money laundering.
During his tenure in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice he held various senior positions including: Deputy Chief, Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section; Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Offices; Special Counsel for Money Laundering Matters to Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Robert Mueller. In addition, he served as the DOJ delegate to numerous international narcotics and money laundering multilateral conventions.
Mr. Zeldin served as the Deputy Independent Counsel/Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files during the 1992 presidential campaign
He also served as the Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, Deputy Chief Counsel, (1992-1993) where he investigated the events surrounding the holding and eventual release of the American hostages in Iran during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Mr. Zeldin serves as a member of the Board of KEEN Greater DC. KEEN’s Mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.
Mr. Zeldin serves as a committee member of KidSave in Washington, DC. KidSave endeavors to end the institutionalization of abandoned children through programming which enables the adoption of older children throughout the world.