David Jacobson Next US Ambassador to Canada: Sources
21 May 2009
Highly trusted sources have confirmed that David Jacobson will be the next US ambassador to Canada.
Jacobson was Obama’s presidential campaign deputy finance chair and recently served in the White House as a special assistant to the president in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
In the private sector, Jacobson was a partner at the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. He specialized in securities and complex litigation.
Jacobson’s early trade briefings will likely include softwood lumber, energy, ‘Buy America’, Canada-US border issues and pending Chapter 11 disputes including Dow AgroSciences and AbitibiBowater. Let’s hope Jacobson can allay growing fears of US trade protectionism.