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Frank Wisner: Paid Rep. for Egyptian Government and leading “commercial families in Egypt”

According to the website of Patton Boggs, which US Envoy to Egypt Frank Wisner is currently working for, the firm has represented and currently represents the State of Egypt and their cronies.

Relevant links are here and here.

Patton Boggs has been active in Egypt for 20 years.  We have advised the Egyptian military, the Egyptian Economic Development Agency, and have handled arbitrations and litigation on the government’s behalf in Europe and the US.  Our attorneys also represent some of the leading Egyptian commercial families and their companies, and we have been involved in oil and gas and telecommunications infrastructure projects on their behalf.  One of our partners also served as the Chairman of the US-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, promoting foreign direct investment into targeted sectors of the Egyptian economy.  We have also handled negotiation of offset agreements and managed contractor disputes in military sales agreements arising under the US Foreign Military Sales Act.

Patton Boggs maintains a correspondent affiliate relationship with one of Egypt’s most prominent firm of lawyers in Cairo, the law firm of Zaki Hashem.

WISNER Biography:

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner provides clients with strategic global advice concerning business, politics, and international law from the firm’s Washington and New York offices.

Ambassador Wisner’s diplomatic career spans four decades and eight American presidents. He served as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India during his extensive career in the State Department.

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UPDATE:

Link here

Ambassador Wisner Joins Patton Boggs
February 17, 2009

Washington, D.C., February 17, 2009—Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, one of the nation’s most respected diplomats, is joining Patton Boggs LLP in early March. Ambassador Wisner will provide clients with strategic global advice concerning business, politics and international law from the firm’s Washington and New York City offices.

Ambassador Wisner’s diplomatic career spans four decades and eight presidents. He served as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India during his extensive career in the State Department. He plans to use his wealth of diplomatic experience to assist clients seeking a stronger global presence.

The firm looks to Ambassador Wisner to use his expertise in the Middle East and India to assist its American and international clients.

“It is a real coup for the firm to have Ambassador Wisner – one of the most experienced and highly regarded diplomats — join our ranks,” said Stuart M. Pape, managing partner of Patton Boggs. “The ambassador will play a pivotal role in enhancing our thriving international practice. His in-depth knowledge of global politics and the international financial world is a huge asset for our clients.”

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UPDATE: Wisner on Board of Commercial Int. Bank Of Egypt

Here

mbassador Frank G. Winser serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board at Commercial International Bank (Egypt). He is the international affairs advisor to Patton Boggs LLP, a full-service firm with a national presence in every major area of legal representation. Prior to joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Wisner served as Vice Chairman of the American International Group (AIG), external affairs, following his retirement from the U.S. government with the personal rank of Career Ambassador. Ambassador Wisner joined the State Department in 1961 and served in a variety of overseas and Washington positions during his 36-year career. Among his other posts, Ambassador Wisner served successively as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India. Currently, he is on the Board of the U.S. India Business Council. He is a member of the Board of Directors of EOG Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company and Ethan Allen, a furniture manufacturer. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Pharaonic American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) in Egypt since 2007. He is a senior advisor at Kissinger Associates. Ambassador Wisner is Vice Chairman of the Business Council on International Understanding. His non-profit board affiliations include, but are not limited to: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the American University in Cairo, Princeton University’s Middle Eastern Affairs Advisory Board and the advisory Board at Columbia University’s SIPA. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. degree in 1961.

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

February 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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