Jason I. Poblete
President of the Global Liberty Alliance, Jason I. Poblete practices international and national security law at Poblete Tamargo LLP in Alexandria, Virginia. He is one of the co-founders of the Global Liberty Alliance, where he serves as its President. A long-time defender of fundamental rights, Mr. Poblete was involved in the successful release of two Americans from Iran and is representing Americans unlawfully detained in other nations. On September 16, 2020, the James W. Foley Foundation gave Poblete the 2020 Hostage Freedom Award for his work to help free several Americans unlawfully detained in Iran and Venezuela. Prior to starting Poblete Tamargo LLP in 2010, Poblete practiced law at Reed Smith, and served as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress. He has provided expert testimony on a range of legal and foreign policy matters, including on sovereignty and self-determination, export controls and economic sanctions, before the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, and foreign courts. In 2017 Jason co-founded GLA to empower and train lawyers, reporters, and civil society leaders who work in nations struggling with rule of law issues. Jason serves as an advisor to the International Catholic Jurist Forum, a meeting place for Catholic jurists and scholars from around the globe. Born and raised in South Florida, he is a first-generation American whose family fled Communist Cuba during the Cold War. Jason and wife of over 25 years, Hon. Yleem Poblete, Ph.D., reside in Arlington, Virginia.