|Name||Gordon D. Giffin|
Atlanta, Georgia , United States
|| December 29, 1949
Aug 04, 2019 05:21pm
|Info||Gordon Giffin is the co-chair of the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice. He maintains offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia. His practice is focused on international transactions and trade matters, government procurement, federal and state regulatory matters and public policy. |
From August 1997 to April 2001, Mr. Giffin served as the nineteenth U.S. Ambassador to Canada. As Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, he managed U.S. interests in the world's largest bi-lateral trading relationship in the context of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as U.S. collaboration with Canada on global issues in international fora. In addition to the Department of State complement in Canada, more than 900 personnel from 21 federal departments and agencies, along with six consulates, reported to the Ambassador.
From 1979-1997, Mr. Giffin maintained an active practice of law in Atlanta and Washington focused on administrative, regulatory and public policy representations. This included substantial work in the energy, telecommunications and cable television, pharmaceutical and healthcare and technology sectors.
From 1975-1979, he was Legislative Director and Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Sam Nunn in Washington. He also held the position of adjunct professor of law at Emory University School of Law.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PRO BONO
He serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees for the Carter Center, the Board of Advisors of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, the Board of the Canadian-American Business Council, the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Research Alliance and as chairman of the Board of the Friends of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada). He served on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation from 1993-1997.
CORPORATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Giffin is a member of the boards of directors for Bowater Inc., the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Natural Resources Limited and TransAlta Corporation. He is also on the board of advisors for Kissinger-McLarty.