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Amb. Miriam Sapiro

Partner & Head of Washington, DC, Office

Miriam Sapiro, a Partner and the head of Finsbury's office in Washington, DC, focuses on public affairs and strategic communications with respect to cross-border transactions, crisis management, litigation and regulatory issues. Miriam has more than 25 years’ experience in government and the private sector, including managing public affairs challenges, navigating through high-stakes crises, and providing strategic counseling to companies and organizations on an array of trade, investment and technology policy and regulatory issues. She served in the Obama administration for four years as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and was also Acting U.S. Trade Representative, leading trade and investment negotiations and enforcement with countries around the world. She was a senior member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). After stepping down from USTR she was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. In 2016, President Obama appointed her to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the World Bank. She serves on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, the Board of Directors of Project HOPE and the Board of Directors of Women in International Trade (WIIT). She earned her B.A. from Williams College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.