LEE S. WOLOSKY

Lee S. Wolosky

A former US Ambassador and seasoned litigator, Mr. Wolosky has served under four U.S. Presidents in senior legal and national security positions, most recently as Special Counsel to President Biden at the White House.

Mr. Wolosky is the Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He brings extensive experience in representing clients facing multi-dimensional crises involving litigation, governments and the media. His clients have included prominent CEOs, political figures, governments and media leaders and organizations.  He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in multibillion-dollar litigation, including in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and international arbitrations. Until recently he served as the government-appointed monitor of a tier-one global financial institution.  He has litigated precedent-setting cases related to national security matters and foreign sovereign immunity. He regularly represents clients in connection with governmental investigations and sanctions matters, including those arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the President's IEEPA authorities, and in Congressional and national security-related investigations, including the 2020 impeachment proceedings of then-President Trump.

In 2016, President Obama accorded Mr. Wolosky the personal rank of ambassador. As special envoy for the Guantánamo Closure from July 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Wolosky served as chief US diplomat implementing President Obama's efforts to close the Guantanámo Bay detention camp. Under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, he served as director of Transnational Threats on the National Security Council at the White House. He has testified personally before Congress on numerous occasions and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.