October 25, 2023
SVLG is pleased to announce that board member, Dean Fealk, DLA Piper’s Northern California Co-Managing partner, has been elected to the Bretton Woods Committee.
The Bretton Woods Committee is the preeminent non-profit organization dedicated to effective global economic and financial cooperation, demonstrating the value of multilateralism and improving the performance of the international financial institutions through public dialogue, advocacy, and policy analysis. Committee members are leaders in business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors, including industry CEOs, former presidents, cabinet-level officials, and lawmakers who share the belief that international economic cooperation is essential and best served through strong, effective IFIs. Through the Committee, they champion global efforts to spur economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve financial stability.
Fealk, a Chambers-recognized international attorney, who advises innovative companies on strategic issues related to complex international regulatory challenges is also a Wall Street Journal-bestselling author designated a Chief Influencer by the Communications Board for thought leadership appearing in Forbes, Fast Company, The Atlantic and NPR. He also advises world leaders and politicians on public policy issues across international trade, economics and foreign policy. He has advised three US presidential campaigns and represented the state of California on trade and investment missions around the globe.
Active in civic leadership, Fealk serves on the California Workforce Development Board, the Export-Import Bank’s Advisory Council, as chair emeritus of the Northern California District Export Council and as a founding member of the Halifax International Security Forum. He served as national co-chair of Lawyers for Biden and serves on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the National Democratic Institute, Bay Area Council and the California Business Roundtable, and as a trustee of World Affairs. He has been designated a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for lifetime public service, an honorary Senator of the German Economy, an Eisenhower Fellow to China, a Marshall Memorial Fellow to the EU, a Fulbright Scholar to Korea, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a Carnegie New Leader, an International Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a Truman National Security Fellow. Fealk is a graduate of Leadership San Francisco and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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