Cunningham, Nelson W. - from United States
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013
Lawyer and political advisor. He spent much of his childhood in Latin America, where he became fluent in Spanish. He subsequently worked for Hale and Dorr, a private law firm in Boston.
In 1988, he was hired by Rudolph Giuliani to serve as federal prosecutor in New York. In 1994-95, he served as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under then-chairman Joseph R. Biden. He served on the White House staff under President Bill Clinton as Special Advisor to the President for Western Hemisphere affairs and advised John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign on foreign policy and trade issues. He was also a member of the Obama-Biden transition team after their electoral victory in 2008.
In 1998, he co-founded Kissinger McLarty Associates (KMA), where he served as managing partner, a role he continues at McLarty Associates, one of the two successors to KMA. McLarty is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic advisory firm that advises companies on government and strategic issues around the world.
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