Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat has held a number of key senior government positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Carter (1977-1981); US Ambassador to the EU, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).
During the Clinton Administration, he had a prominent role in the development of key international initiatives, including the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act.
On behalf of victims of the Holocaust, Ambassador Eizenstat successfully negotiated major agreements with European countries, covering restitution of property, payment for slave and forced laborers, recovery of looted art, bank accounts, and payment of insurance policies.
Ambassador Eizenstat currently heads Covington & Burling LLP’s international practice. His work includes resolving international trade problems with the US and foreign governments.
He has received seven honorary doctorate degrees from universities and academic institutions and was named “The Leading Lawyer in International Trade” in Washington, DC by Legal Times in 2007.