Linklaters appoints Meghan L. O'Sullivan to its International Advisory Group

Linklaters announces the appointment of Meghan L. O’Sullivan as the third member of its International Advisory Group.

Meghan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Her expertise includes the energy markets, their effects on domestic politics and international affairs, US foreign policy, nation-building and conflict resolution, and the Middle East.

Between 2004 and 2007, Meghan was special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan.  Previous to that, she worked at the US State Department and for the Pentagon, including two years in Iraq, during which time she helped conclude a number of agreements between the United States and Iraq.

In 2013, she served as the vice chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland, which sought to resolve on-going obstacles to peace.

The Linklaters International Advisory Group, which is chaired by former UK Foreign Secretary the Rt. Hon. the Lord Hague of Richmond, is intended to support the governance and strategic direction-setting of the firm.  It will act as a sounding board, providing critical input as the firm develops and refines its strategy, suggesting priorities for consideration, highlighting opportunities and signposting risk.

Meghan’s appointment follows the appointment of Tom Glocer, the former CEO of Thomson Reuters and founder & Managing Partner of Angelic Ventures, who joined the International Advisory Group in January 2016.

Additional members of the group will be identified over the coming months.

Robert Elliott, Linklaters’ Chairman and Senior Partner, said:

We are very pleased to welcome Meghan to the group. With her significant breadth of experience she will bring invaluable insight and a strong external perspective whilst we continue to develop and refine our strategy.”

Meghan O’Sullivan said:

“This is an exciting opportunity. I look forward to working alongside both William and Tom to offer guidance to Linklaters as it considers matters that affect it and its clients.”

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