Mr. Eizenstat "is a partner at the Covington and Burling firm, where he heads the firm's international practice. Mr. Eizenstat was the former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration and former Ambassador to the European Union. Mr. Eizenstat also served as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. He was Ambassador to the European Union from 1993 to 1996. He received the highest departmental awards for his service from Secretary of State Christopher, Secretary of State Albright, and Secretary of the Treasury Summers.
"Mr. Eizenstat also has practiced law for twenty years in Atlanta and Washington. From 1977 to 1981 he was President Jimmy Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Adviser and Executive Director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. Mr. Eizenstat was the Administration's leader on Holocaust-era issues as the Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State, and successfully helped negotiate major agreements with the Swiss, Germans, Austrians, and French."
"Mr. Eizenstat has practiced law for twenty years in Atlanta and Washington, and he joined the law firm Covington & Burling as a partner in 2001.
"During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Eizenstat had a prominent role in the development of key international initiatives, including the negotiation of the Transatlantic Agenda with the European Union, the development of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue among European and U.S. CEOs, the negotiation of agreements with the European Union regarding the Helms-Burton Act and the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act, the negotiation of the Japan Port Agreement, and the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Mr. Eizenstat also was the Administration’s leader on Holocaust-era issues as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State, and he successfully helped negotiate major agreements with the Swiss, Germans, Austrians, and French.
"He received his J.D. from Harvard University. Prior to entering law school, he earned an A.B., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."
- Vice president, Freedom House
- Board of governors, Partnership for Public Service
- Member, Caspian Development Advisory Panel
- Advisory Committee, Jewish Fund for Justice
- co-Chairman, Jewish People Policy Institute
- Member Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
- National Honorary Advisory Council, Council for America's First Freedom 
- Advisory Board, Veracity Worldwide 
- Board of Advisors, MEMRI
- Honorary Board of Advisors, One Voice 
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- Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, accessed October 2, 2007.
- Trustees, Council for America's First Freedom, accessed January 30, 2009.
- Advisory Board, Veracity Worldwide, accessed September 13, 2010.
- OneVoice Honorary Board of Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 13, 2013.
- Freedom House, "Biography", Accessed December 2006.
- Interview, "Eizenstat: Global climate deal a 'tall order' for Obama," EurActiv.com, December 18, 2008