Miriam Sapiro, former deputy US trade representative in the Obama administration, has joined Finsbury as partner and head of its Washington DC office.
Ambassador Sapiro will expand upon the firm’s public affairs and communications capabilities in Washington. Finsbury is expanding its presence in the area to meet demand from US and international clients for support on cross-border transactions, crisis management, litigation and regulatory issues.
Michael Gross, Finsbury CEO, said: “Miriam brings years of international experience in government and business, managing public affairs challenges and navigating through high-stakes crises, and I am thrilled to have her on board as a partner.
“Her leadership is an important step in elevating our public affairs work in Washington and developing a global platform to help serve our clients with DC needs and interests. We significantly strengthened our public affairs capabilities in Brussels and Berlin earlier this year through our partnership with Hering Schuppener and, combined with our strong presence in London and other international capitals, this move adds to our momentum.”
Ambassador Sapiro added: “I am delighted to be at Finsbury at an exciting time as we expand our public affairs and communications practice in Washington. I look forward to working with my colleagues in our US and international offices to offer our clients an unmatched ability to address public affairs and communications challenges, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, litigation and crisis situations.”
Ambassador Sapiro served in the Obama Administration for four years as deputy US trade representative, and was also acting US trade representative. She began her career as an international lawyer at the State Department before joining the National Security Council and becoming special assistant and counselor to President Bill Clinton.