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 Chief Counsel and Policy Advisor. 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 December 9, 2019, the James W. Foley Foundation announced that Jason would receive 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, served as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress, and 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 a legal defense fund, the Global Liberty Alliance, to empower and train lawyers, reporters, and civil society leaders who work in nations struggling with rule of law issues. Born and raised in South Florida, he is a first-generation American whose family fled Communist Cuba during the Cold War.