Tom Villalón

International Lawyer, Associate | Three Crowns, Co-Founder | Rescue Afghan Women Now (Washington, D.C.)

Tom Villalon is the co-founder of Rescue Afghan Women Now, a group that rescues extremely high-risk Afghan women and children from Taliban capture/execution. Mr. Villalon’s team liaises with individuals from the US special forces, veteran, and intelligence communities, and they have coordinated operations that have successfully rescued more than 25 high-risk individuals to date (including individuals personally targeted by Taliban intelligence). His group is keeping alive 100+ high risk Afghan female soldiers and their dependents, all of whom are on Taliban kill lists, and who are in deep hiding throughout the country.

Mr. Villalon received his B.A. with High Honors from Dartmouth College (’06), and J.D. cum laude from the University of Hawaii (’13) where he was also one of two US scholars awarded the Graduate Degree Fellowship from the East-West Center (’13).  He speaks Chinese, Spanish, Korean and English, and is conversational in Arabic, German and Farsi. He was previously an international arbitration lawyer at Covington & Burling in New York City, and Bae, Kim & Lee in Seoul, South Korea. He is currently an Associate at Three Crowns in Washington, D.C..