Meridian International Center Welcomes Laurie S. Fulton and R. Jeffrey Malinak to the Board of Trustees

July 15, 2014

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Washington D.C.:  Meridian International Center is pleased to welcome Laurie S. Fulton, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP, and R. Jeffrey Malinak, Managing Principal, Analysis Group to its Board of Trustees .

Laurie S. Fulton is a Partner in the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP, having re-joined the firm after serving as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from July 2009 to February 2013.  Her areas of practice include cybersecurity and data breach, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.  She was recognized as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2004.

As the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, she supported visits by U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, six other Members of the Cabinet and Congressional Delegations, and managed U.S. relations with Denmark in national security, counter-terrorism, arctic policy, piracy and international law enforcement, as well as diplomatic affairs.  She organized and co-hosted the Conference on the Role of Women in Global Security for the U.S. and Nordic-Baltic countries in October 2010 in Copenhagen to identify best practices for assisting women living in post-conflict Afghanistan, Liberia, and Uganda.

Ambassador Fulton served as Honorary President of AmCham Denmark and the Danish-American Business Forum.  She co-founded Green Partnerships for Growth, a bi-lateral, public-private initiative to develop U.S.–Danish business opportunities in green technology and sustainable growth sectors.

Prior to entering the field of law, Ambassador Fulton worked on Capitol Hill and as executive director of non-governmental organizations.  From 1982-1985, she was the Executive Director of Peace Links, an organization dedicated to involving mainstream women to end the threat of nuclear war, engage in peace-building, and promote alternative means of resolving international conflicts.

Ambassador Fulton served on the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace from January 2004 to October 2008.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stimson Center, Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society, Board of Trustees of Youth for Understanding, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the Atlantic Council, and the American Society of International Law.  Ms. Fulton is Chair of the Honorary Advisory Board of the American-Danish Business Council.

Ambassador Fulton holds a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

R. Jeffrey Malinak is a Managing Principal at Analysis Group, Inc., one of the largest economic consulting firms in the United States. He is an expert in financial economics with particular expertise in damages estimation, applied finance theory, and business and asset valuation. For more than 25 years, Mr. Malinak has led consulting engagements in which he and his team have addressed economic, financial and accounting issues that arise in connection with large, complex civil litigation cases, usually supporting both internal and external affiliated experts in presenting their findings at deposition and trial. Mr. Malinak also has served as an expert witness. In that role, he has provided deposition and arbitration testimony on economic damages issues and has testified on economic and financial issues as part of a public utility rate hearing.

He has consulted to clients in numerous industries on issues related to securities, intellectual property, breach of contract, regulatory economics, asset valuation, insurance, accounting, taxation and antitrust. Mr. Malinak also has considerable experience working with financial institutions and in the area of risk management, having been heavily involved, for example, in the Winstar savings and loan litigations, and having also completed a major project on the risk of Fannie Mae. In a non-litigation context, Mr. Malinak has acted as a management consultant to clients in the energy, environmental and health care industries, and as an economic valuation and business strategy consultant to clients with new technology, intellectual property and intangible assets.

Mr. Malinak has held several leadership positions within Analysis Group, including serving on the firm’s 401-K / Retirement Committee, its Administrative Oversight Committee, its Billing Rate Committee, and its Analyst Compensation Committee. He also served for over two years as a member of the Audit Committee of the American Society of International Law.

Mr. Malinak has published articles in industry publications such as IP Litigator and coauthored a book chapter on estimating the cost of capital, published in Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert. He has presented on legal and economic topics before a variety of audiences, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law.

Prior to joining Analysis Group, Mr. Malinak was a Principal at economic consulting firm Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc.

Mr. Malinak holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Social Sciences, with distinction, from Stanford University.



About Meridian International Center
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Meridian International Center is a premier international leadership organization that provides valuable insight and experiences across borders, cultures, and sectors. Meridian works with U.S. Department of State, partners in the government, private, NGO, and educational sectors globally, to create lasting international partnerships through leadership programs and cultural exchanges. Meridian also connects U.S. and foreign governments with the private sector to respond to global challenges and sustain impact.

Meridian’s mission is to create innovative exchange, educational, cultural, and policy programs that advance three goals:

  • Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange
  • Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future
  • Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors

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