Richard S. Williamson
Richard S. Williamson is a Partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP.
"Experience: Primary practice areas: government relations • international trade • regulatory. Representation of corporate clients before: U.S. Congress, federal departments and agencies in legislative and administrative rule making and in administrative hearings • other nations • U.S. agencies • State of Illinois departments and regulatory agencies.
"Employment: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Chicago, 2003 to date; 1989-2001; 1986-1988 • Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, 2004 • United States Ambassador and Alternate Representative to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs, 2002-2003 • Assistant Secretary of State, International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1988-1989 • Senior Vice President, Corporate and International Relations, Beatrice Companies, Inc., 1985-1986 • United States Ambassador to the United Nations Offices, Vienna, Austria, 1983-1985 • Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House, Washington, D.C., 1981-1983 • Winston & Strawn, Washington, D.C., 1977-1980 • Administrative Assistant and Legislative Counsel to Congressman Philip M. Crane, Washington, D.C., 1974-1976
"Education: University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1974; Executive Editor, The Virginia Journal of International Law • Princeton University, A.B. cum laude, 1971" 
- Member, Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion
- Director, IRI Board of Directors and Personnel
- Advisory Council, Stanley Foundation