Kristen Silverberg. Managing Director, IIF

Kristen Silverberg

Managing Director, IIF

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Ambassador Kristen Silverberg is Managing Director and General Counsel at the IIF. She previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 where she led a mission of 100 diplomats from 8 federal agencies. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Prior to her time at the State Department, she held a number of senior positions at the White House, including Deputy Assistant to the President and Advisor to the Chief of Staff. She served in 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq for which she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Ambassador Silverberg formerly practiced law at Williams and Connolly, LLP in Washington, DC and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge David Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She attended Harvard College and the University of Texas School of Law, where she graduated with High Honors.

Areas of expertise

Public Policy
International Relations

Other works

Innovation by Mid-Sized

This paper outlines the innovation-focused strategies being implemented by astute MSBs and explores how they are leveraging technology to better serve their customers, improve efficiency, reduce costs, strengthen security, mitigate risks, and compete in an increasingly digital marketplace.

Innovation in Insurance: How Technology is Changing the Industry

This paper examines how technology is beginning to reshape the insurance landscape and the potential challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Getting Smart: Contracts on the Blockchain

This paper will examine the promise of smart contract technology as well as the challenges and risks associated with its implementation.