WASHINGTON, DC – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP (“HWG”) is pleased to announce that partner Michael C. Strauss has been appointed as General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Mr. Strauss, who served in leadership positions at the Asian Development Bank and the U.S. Department of the Treasury prior to joining HWG, will begin his term as General Counsel in January 2020.  His new post will be based in London. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Mike,” said Scott Blake Harris, Chairman of HWG, “Our lawyers have a long history of government and public service and Mike’s appointment to the top legal role at the EBRD reflects his impressive leadership, legal acumen, and diplomatic skills.” “It has been a great privilege to be part of HWG,” said Mr. Strauss, “The firm represents the very best of private practice: extraordinary lawyers, sophisticated clients, and an exceptionally good place to work.” The EBRD is a multilateral developmental investment bank that supports market economies in more than 30 countries from Central Europe to Central Asia.  Headquartered in London, the EBRD is owned by 69 countries and two EU institutions and invests in private enterprises together with commercial partners.

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