Edwin Williamson

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Mr. Edwin Williamson

"Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Former Legal Adviser for the US Department of State.

"Upon his resignation as the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State in January 1993, Mr. Williamson rejoined Sullivan & Cromwell's Washington, D.C. Office. He originally joined the Firm in 1964 after graduating from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He became a partner of the Firm in 1971, moved to its London office in 1976, returned to its New York office in 1979, and moved to its Washington, D.C. Office in 1988. At Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr. Williamson has engaged in a broad and wide-ranging domestic and international financing and transactions practice. He is the co-author of the Firm's comprehensive memorandum on U.S. economic sanctions and also advises on issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

"Mr. Williamson is a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business and formerly served as a Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Board of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD. He chaired BIAC’s special task force on the 2003-4 review by the OECD of its Principles of Corporate Governance and BIAC’s expert group on the OECD’s ill-fated Multilateral Agreement on Investment." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Public International Law and Policy Group, accessed August 26, 2008.