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Ambassador Daniel Spiegel is vice chair of the firm's Public Policy Practice Group. He specializes in advising clients on a wide range of international policy issues related to market access, global problem solving, and crisis management. He was instrumental in the opening of the firm’s Seoul office where he spent a significant amount of time and remains deeply involved in Covington’s Korea practice.

Mr. Spiegel's extensive international policy experience enables him to provide domestic and foreign clients with a broad range of legal services, strategic advice, and representation in their relations with both governments and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations, IMF, and the OECD. He is a specialist in the formation of large corporate coalitions to achieve a range of policy objectives. He has also represented sovereign governments from Europe, Latin America, and the Persian Gulf on trade, investment, environmental, and foreign policy matters.

  • Represented a broad range of food and non-alcoholic beverage companies before a UN agency setting global health standards on obesity.
  • Represented a U.S. based stock exchange in its attempt to acquire a Scandinavian exchange.
  • Provided strategic advice to a Fortune 10 company to protect its intellectual property in key developing country markets.
  • Represented a South African telecommunications company settle a major dispute with Nigeria.
  • Represented a global vaccine manufacturer in its effort to introduce lifesaving products into innovative global programs designed to provide advanced vaccines to poor nations in Africa and Latin America.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council on Foreign Relations

Previous Experience

  • United States Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations, Geneva (1993-1996)
  • Department of State, Member, Policy Planning Staff (1979-1980)
  • Department of State, Special Assistant to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance (1977-1978)
  • U.S. Senate, Legislative Assistant for Foreign Policy to Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (1971-1976)
  • Legal 500 US, Government Relations (2015-2017)