Trump chooses Adrian Zuckerman as U.S. Ambassador to Romania

Trump chooses Adrian Zuckerman as U.S. Ambassador to Romania

According to the White House, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Adrian Zuckerman of New Jersey, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania.

“Adrian Zuckerman, a New York attorney, was admitted to the New York bar in 1984, and is a partner in the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Previously, Mr. Zuckerman was co-head of national real estate and corporate services at Epstein Becker & Green, PC, New York, New York and prior to that the head of real estate, Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, New York, New York.  He has also acted as the chair of a civil court judicial screening panel and as an arbitrator for the Real Estate Board of New York.  Active in philanthropic and educational initiatives, Mr. Zuckerman is a member of the board of Kids Corp. and serves on the alumni board of New York Law School.  Mr. Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the age of 10 and is fluent in Romanian.  He received his undergraduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from New York Law School.”

As romania-insider.com reports, “Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the age of 10 and is fluent in Romanian. He is a partner in the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Previously, he was co-head of national real estate and corporate services at Epstein Becker & Green, and prior to that the head of real estate at Lowenstein Sandler.”

The overall procedure of nominating U.S. ambassadors and confirming their new positions could last up to three months and is considered finalised only when the U.S. Senate officially agrees to it.

On June 11, Romania’s Foreign Minister, Teodor Melescanu gave out information to the press regarding the fact that the previous U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Hans Klemm, had been recalled to Washington, and that the new one to be appointed would be fluent in Romanian. However, further explanation on the reasons Klemm was recalled to the States was not given…. / IBNA

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