Ambassador (ret.) Lee Wolosky

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Lee Wolosky (@LeeWolosky) served under four U.S. Presidents in national security and legal positions, most recently as Special Counsel to President Biden. He is currently a partner at Jenner & Block LLP. In 2016, President Obama, who had called on Lee to lead U.S. diplomatic efforts to close the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accorded Lee the personal rank of Ambassador.

Lee has led a number of precedent-setting, “bet the company” matters on behalf of firm clients in the federal courts and before the federal government, including specifically the national security and foreign policy components of the federal government. He has successfully resolved numerous multibillion dollar civil disputes, regulatory proceedings and investigations, including several multi-jurisdictional in nature. He has successfully represented clients in connection with various governmental investigations, in sanctions and cyber matters, and in congressional and national security-related proceedings. Lee has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, including in complex commercial disputes, securities litigation, media and defamation matters, and cross-border disputes, including suits against foreign governments brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Adjunct Professor in International Affairs at Columbia University, and a founder and member of the board of directors of the National Security Network.

Previously, Lee served as Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. From 2015 to 2017, Lee served as President Obama’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo.

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