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Asia Law Weekly: Ambassador David Adelman


David Adelman


Monday, September 17, 2018
12:15-1:50 pm
Furman Hall Room 110
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012





Ambassador David Adelman is a partner in the New York office of global law firm Reed Smith LLP who counsels businesses on cross-border transactions with a focus on transpacific capital flows.  He previously was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and was the 15th United States Ambassador to Singapore. 

During his term as U.S. Ambassador, Adelman led eight trade missions throughout Asia including the first American business delegation in history to Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. Adelman was awarded the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award granted by the U.S. Navy to non-military personnel.

Adelman served as a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Capital Markets Committee and the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Israel-Asia Center.

Adelman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the faculty at New York University where he teaches international relations of the Asia-Pacific region at the graduate level. He received his J.D. from Emory University. Adelman and his wife Caroline have three children.