George R. Salem

A highly regarded and well-respected legal expert on labor and Middle East issues, George Salem has had a long career working in government and the private sector. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and commissions. On behalf of the Bush Administration, Mr. Salem was an official observer to the Palestinian elections held in February 2005; he also served as President George W. Bush’s representative to the funeral of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.

In 1992 Mr. Salem received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award is presented annually to Americans of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their own ethnic groups and to American society.

In November 2005 he entered into a relationship as Strategic Advisor with DLA Piper, where he focuses on assisting in the development of the firm’s Middle East work and US Department of Labor practices.

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