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Stuart Eizenstat
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Senior Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5519 seizenstat@cov.com Download V-card

Ambassador Eizenstat heads the firm’s international practice.  His work at Covington focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes with the US and foreign governments, and international business transactions and regulations on behalf of US companies and others around the world.

During a decade and a half of public service in three US administrations, Ambassador Eizenstat has held a number of key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001).

  • Represented major US and foreign corporations including Boeing Company, KBR, BP, BT, Coca-Cola, and Neptune Orient Lines.
  • Special advisor to the Bromide Science and Environment Forum.
  • Advised the governments of Australia and Cyprus.
  • Mr. Eizenstat received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Westfield State University in September 2013.
  • Mr. Eizenstat a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Lawyer Magazine in October 2013.
  • Abraham Foxman Award for International Leadership from the Anti-Defamation League (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2005-2015)
  • Chambers Global, International Trade - Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (US) (2012-2015)
  • "The Leading Lawyer in International Trade" in Washington, DC by Legal Times (2007)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Washington International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations and International Trade and Finance law (2005-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Litigation - International Trade (2013-2015) and Environmental: Litigation (2012)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, International (2007-2015)
  • Washingtonian, International Trade and Arbitration "Top Lawyer" (2011, 2013)
  • Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold with Star for Service to the Republic of Austria from the Austrian government (2005)
  • Medal of Honor from the Czech Council of Victims of Nazism (2005)
  • French Legion of Honor from the French government (2004)
  • Great Negotiator of the Year Award from Harvard University (2003)
  • Alexander Hamilton Award for Distinguished Service, Department of Treasury (2001)
  • Knight’s Commander’s Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of German (2001)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Public Policy Scholar (2001)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Department of State (1999)
  • Courage and Conscience Award from the Israeli government (1998)
  • Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service, Department of State (1996)
  • Over 40 additional awards from various groups and organizations.
  • Eight honorary doctorate degrees from universities and other educational institutions.
      • Florida Atlantic University, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (2002)
      • Brandeis University, Honorary Doctor of Laws (2001)
      • University of North Carolina, Honorary Doctor of Laws (2000)
      • Hebrew College, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (2000)
      • Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Honorary Doctor of Human Letters (2000)
      • Weismann Institute of Science, Israel, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (1999)
      • Yeshiva University, Honorary Doctor of Laws (1998)