Steven Pfeiffer

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Steven Pfeiffer "currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., having been elected by his partners to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2003. Mr. Pfeiffer previously served as Partner-in-Charge of Fulbright & Jaworski’s Washington and London offices and as head of the firm-wide International Department. In his law practice, he has had principal responsibility for a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions involving United Kingdom, African, Middle Eastern and European-based banks, corporations and individuals investing in the United States. Mr. Pfeiffer has been responsible for the firm’s representation of certain sovereign entities, including the U.K., Canada and several African governments. From 1992 to 1994, he was Chairman of the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law (SERL) of the International Bar Association.

"Mr. Pfeiffer is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London. He serves as a director of Riggs National Corporation (RNC), the largest and oldest bank holding company based in D.C. He also serves as non-executive Chairman of Riggs Bank Europe Limited in London. He is a director of Barloworld Limited, a publicly traded company based in South Africa, a trustee of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware and Chairman Emeritus of Wesleyan University, where he served as Chairman of the Board from 1987 to 1992.

"Mr. Pfeiffer received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1969. He then studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, completing a B.A. in Jurisprudence at Oxford and an M.A. in Area Studies (Africa) at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. During this time he traveled widely in Africa on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Travel Fellowship. He earned a J.D. in 1976 from Yale University." [1]

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  1. Steven Pfeiffer, Africa-America Institute, accessed November 14, 2007.