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Bringing decades of experience leading an international legal practice, coupled with a storied and highly-praised career at the heights of the U.S. Government, Concordia is pleased to welcome Ambassador Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. to its Leadership Council. 

During his over 40-year career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Ambassador Culvahouse has demonstrated his distinguished leadership in his capacity as Chair; as Head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office; and as Chair Emeritus. He has brought world-class expertise to matters on corporate governance, internal investigations, compliance, Congressional investigations, and strategic counseling, frequently at the highest level of geopolitical sensitivity regarding operations in China, the Middle East and nations subject to US and international sanctions. 

In 2019, Culvahouse was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the government and people of Australia. While leading the U.S. Mission in Canberra, he facilitated American cooperation and aid during the tragic brush fires and global COVID-19 crisis. He worked to deepen economic engagement by developing strategically reliable critical minerals supply chains, frontier technologies, and joint endeavors in space exploration, earning him recognition as EAP Bureau Nominee for Outstanding non-career Ambassador. Ambassador Culvahouse served as White House Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, and was awarded the Presidential Citizens’ Medal, an award established in 1969 to “recognize citizens who performed exemplary deeds of service for the country or their fellow citizens.” 

“As a seasoned statesman within the U.S. government as U.S. Ambassador to the government and people of Australia, and as an expert on international law through his career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Ambassador Culvahouse has demonstrated a remarkable body of work,” commented Concordia’s Co-Founder & CEO, Matthew Swift. “I’m confident that his addition to the Leadership Council will mark an exciting milestone in Concordia’s efforts to refine engagement strategies and navigate the implications of laws and regulations across regions and countries.” 

To view the complete list of Concordia Leadership Council Members, click here.