Ambassador Miriam Sapiro is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of SVC Public Affairs. She also co-heads the Washington, D.C. office, focusing on public affairs and strategic communications with respect to cross-border transactions, litigation and regulatory issues.
Miriam has more than 25 years of experience in government and the private sector, including navigating high-stakes crises and providing strategic advice to companies and organizations on a range of policy and regulatory challenges. She served in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama, working at the State Department, the National Security Council and the White House. Upon confirmation by the Senate as Ambassador, she served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Acting U.S. Trade Representative. She was a senior member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and on the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Prior to joining SVC, Miriam was a Partner at Finsbury and led its Washington office. Previously, she founded Summit Strategies International, providing counsel to clients on technology policy, international trade, investment and political risk. She was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Miriam serves on the Supervisory Board of the Lufthansa Group and the Board of Project HOPE. She is also on the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the World Bank and the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy.
Miriam earned a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from NYU School of Law. She was a Rotary Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.