Gordon Giffin

Partner at Dentons

Gordon Giffin

Gordon Giffin

Partner at Dentons

Overview
RelSci Relationships

6128

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1951 - Springfield, MA, United States

Age

70

Number of Awards

4

Relationships
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Founder at Partners For Mental Health

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Former Executive Chairman at BC Hydro

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Partner & Head-Tax Department at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

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Advisor at Wellington Financial LP

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Head, International Practice at Covington & Burling LLP

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Head of Mexico at KKR de Mexico SC

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Founding Partner at Pine Island Capital Partners LLC

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Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Royal Caribbean Group

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Chair Emeritus at The Bretton Woods Committee

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Dean at The George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs

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Gordon Giffin
Partner at Dentons
Education
JD
Class of 1974

We offer real-world experiences that give you a glimpse of what life as a lawyer will be like. And we expose you to diverse opportunities to help you determine where your passions lie—whether it’s fighting to protect a patent or a human life. Our professors have unique backgrounds and interests—from pioneering the Feminism and Legal Theory Project to uncovering the intersection of law and religion, to fighting for justice for Guantanamo Bay detainees. But they all share a culture of openness and collaboration with their students and with each other. As an Emory Law student, you are encouraged to challenge the status quo and follow your mind and your heart. You may aspire to do mergers and acquisitions in a large corporation, or to be on the ground pursuing the personal cause or in the courtroom defending an abused child. Whichever path you choose, you will leave Emory with a deep knowledge of the law and a set of valuable skills. At Emory, we prepare you for more than practice. We prepare you to challenge and change the world.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1971

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Attendee

Richview Collegiate Institute is a secondary school in Etobicoke, in the west end of Toronto, Ontario. It is in the Toronto District School Board. The school was founded in 1958. Richview’s Latin motto, "Monumentum Aere Perennius" means "a monument more lasting than bronze". Its traditional rivals are the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute "Rams" to the south. Richview's current Principal is Sam Miceli, and the two Vice Principals are Julie Ardell and Lucie Kletke.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Commission was originally created in 1973 to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking. The Commission has grown since its early days to include members from more countries in these regions, and it continues to find that study and dialogue about the pressing problems facing our planet remain as important today as in 1973. Problems and threats have changed, but their importance has only increased due to the more interconnected and interdependent world in which we now live.

Career History
Legislative Director & Chief Counsel
1975 - 1979
Adjunct Professor
Prior

We offer real-world experiences that give you a glimpse of what life as a lawyer will be like. And we expose you to diverse opportunities to help you determine where your passions lie—whether it’s fighting to protect a patent or a human life. Our professors have unique backgrounds and interests—from pioneering the Feminism and Legal Theory Project to uncovering the intersection of law and religion, to fighting for justice for Guantanamo Bay detainees. But they all share a culture of openness and collaboration with their students and with each other. As an Emory Law student, you are encouraged to challenge the status quo and follow your mind and your heart. You may aspire to do mergers and acquisitions in a large corporation, or to be on the ground pursuing the personal cause or in the courtroom defending an abused child. Whichever path you choose, you will leave Emory with a deep knowledge of the law and a set of valuable skills. At Emory, we prepare you for more than practice. We prepare you to challenge and change the world.

Ambassador to Canada
1997 - 2001

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
2020 - Current
Lead Independent Director
Current

Canadian Natural is one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world. The Company continually targets cost effective alternatives to develop our portfolio of projects and to deliver our defined growth plan, thereby creating value for shareholders. We have an effective and efficient, diversified combination of assets in North America, the North Sea and Offshore Africa, which enables us to generate significant value, even in challenging economic environments. Our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and associated upgrading facilities, represents one of the strongest and most diverse asset portfolios of any energy producer in the world. Our financial discipline, commitment to a strong balance sheet, and capacity to internally generate cash flows provide us the means to grow our company in the long term

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Canadian National Railway Co. engages in rail and related transportation business. The firm's services include rail, intermodal, trucking, supply chain services, business development and maps and network. It offers their services in automotive, coal, fertilizer, food and beverages, forest products, dimensional loads, grain, metals and minerals and petroleum and chemicals industries. The company was founded on June 6, 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The Carter Center, Inc. provides human rights protection services. The firm's services include resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The company was founded by James E. Carter, Jr. and Rosalynn Smith Carter in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Points of Light Foundation, Inc. operates as a non-profit organization that provides social services. It helps schools, children and families and also volunteers in their communities and serves community needs. The company was founded by George Herbert Walker Bush in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is the premier convener on international topics that affect Atlanta and the world. Our mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on the international issues that matter to Atlanta. We are a non-partisan, membership and grant supported organization dedicated to enhancing our community’s understanding of the world – locally, nationally, and globally.

Member, Board of Directors
1993 - 1997

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and, in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2017

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2020

Senator from New Hampshire

$2,800
2020

President at Executive Office of the President Under Joseph R. Biden

$1,000
2018

Former Senator from Indiana

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Awards & Honors
2009
Emory Law School - Distinguished Alumni Award
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Georgia Bar
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