Taft partner Ambassador McDonald has been invited on behalf of the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States, and the Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce of the United States to attend the 2022 U.S. Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC on Dec. 14.
Taking place during the United States-Africa Leaders Summit, the Business Forum’s theme is “Partnering for a Prosperous and Resilient Future: Building a mutually beneficial trade and investment partnership between the United States and countries across the African continent.” Discussions will center around how U.S. and African businesses enhance their partnerships with the U.S. government to address the many challenges we face today. The event will also provide an opportunity for the public and private sectors to strategize on how to partner on unleashing the full potential of the economic growth abundant on the continent. McDonald’s multinational clients are keenly interested in his participation in this important White House/Commerce Department sponsored meeting.
A former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, McDonald is a trial lawyer and litigator at Taft. He provides strategic business and government relations counsel to clients, effectively mixing his extensive legal and lobbying experience. He regularly advises corporate CEOs and chief legal officers on various government relations issues in Washington, internationally, and in major U.S. state capitals. McDonald is also a registered federal and state lobbyist before the U.S. Senate and House and has an active federal agency and Capitol Hill practice.