Thank you for joining DLA Piper for a discussion with General Jim Mattis and Ambassador Nick Burns of The Cohen Group as they shared insights on the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for global economies and international cooperation, as well as the importance of leadership during a global crisis. This special program provided insights from respected leaders as we look ahead to the prospects of reopening global economies and preparing for the future.
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General Jim Mattis, The Cohen Group
General Jim Mattis is a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group and the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the 26th Secretary of Defense in 2017-2018, working to strengthen America’s alliances and reorient the defense budget to face the rising challenges posed by emerging technologies and near-peer adversaries. During his 43 years in the Marine Corps, General Mattis served as Commander of US Central Command (2010-2013), Commander of US Joint Forces Command (2007-2010), and Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation (2007-2009). In his distinguished career, he oversaw joint efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, helped shape US policy toward Iran, and oversaw the transformation of capabilities for the US military and NATO allied forces. General Mattis is the author of a new book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, an exploration of his career and vision of leadership, and the co-editor of Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military, a collection of writings on the state of civil-military relations in the United States.
Ambassador Nick Burns, The Cohen Group
Ambassador Nick Burns is a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group and the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005-2008 at the Department of State until his retirement in April 2008 after 27 years in the United States Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, Ambassador Burns shepherded successful negotiations to achieve new agreements with India in civil nuclear energy; negotiated a $30 billion long-term military assistance agreement with Israel; and served as the chief US negotiator on Iran's nuclear program. He previously served as the US Ambassador to NATO, the US Ambassador to Greece, and the State Department Spokesman.
John Gilluly, DLA Piper
John Gilluly is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Corporate Practice. John is also a member of DLA Piper's Global Board and its Executive Committee. He represents clients across a range of industries and focuses on capital markets transactions, SEC reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, and corporate governance matters.