Ambassador James B. Warlick joins Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team in Washington, D.C. starting from January 17, 2017 as a non-lawyer Partner and Senior Policy Advisor. He will be responsible for working with U.S. and international clients, development of strategic client relationships, legislation and public policy.
Ambassador Warlick worked for the U.S. Department of State for more than 30 years. He is one of the most respected senior diplomats, with decades of experience as a special envoy, negotiator, policy advisor, program manager, and educator. He has worked extensively with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS countries, and has experience in emerging markets around the world.
Ambassador Warlick is a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He brings unique policy expertise and hands-on knowledge to clients who seek strategic advice and vision.
“I am very excited to work with Ambassador Warlick. He will provide unique value for our diverse client base in both Washington and our home jurisdictions of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus,” commented Andrew Mac, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Managing Partner in Washington.
“I am delighted to join the extraordinary team of lawyers and professionals at the Firm. This is an opportunity not only to work with U.S. and international companies with business interests in Russia and across the CIS, but also to help improve ties between the countries at a time of transition,” said Ambassador Warlick.
James B. Warlick was a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service with the rank of Ambassador. His senior assignments included Special Envoy and the U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (2013 - 2016); Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the office of the Secretary of State (2012 - 2013); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Bulgaria (2010 - 2012); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, with responsibility for all aspects of U.S. foreign policy at the United Nations (2006 - 2009); Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs, responsible for political-military and security issues for Europe and the former Soviet Union (2005 - 2006); Director of United Nations Political Affairs (2003 - 2005); Principal Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq (2004), and Consul General in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2001 - 2003). For the past year, Ambassador Warlick has served concurrently as Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University.
Ambassador Warlick’s other foreign service assignments included Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the European Affairs Bureau; Acting Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Germany; Special Assistant to the Secretary of State; Operations Center Watch Officer; Consular Officer in the Philippines; and Political Officer in Bangladesh.
Prior to his State Department service, Ambassador Warlick served as Deputy Representative of the Asia Foundation in Washington, DC and the Philippines; and he was a Foreign Affairs analyst in the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress.
Ambassador Warlick is a graduate of Stanford University (1977), holds a Master of Letters in Politics from Wadham College (1979), Oxford University, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (1980) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.