Michael E. Kavoukjian is a partner of the international law firm White & Case and chairman of the firm’s Global Private Clients Group. The Firm played a central role in the privatization of Eastern Europe after the Cold War. Mr. Kavoukjian represents leading families and financial institutions worldwide in estate planning and fiduciary litigation. From 1994 to 1998 he was on leave to the U.S. government, where his duties included acting as special adviser to the U.S. Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Kavoukjian holds an AB from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard Law School.