Samuel Witten Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Women’s Refugee Commission Board of Directors

Samuel Witten has an extensive background in international law, the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, international dispute settlement, and international law enforcement cooperation.

Before joining Arnold & Porter LLP, he served in the U.S. Department of State for 22 years, including 19 years in the Office of the Legal Adviser where he was Deputy Legal Adviser from 2001-2007. He also held three senior State Department foreign policy positions, including Acting Assistant Secretary of State, where he managed the State Department's international refugee assistance programs and the resettlement of refugees into the United States.

Mr. Witten is the President of the Washington Foreign Law Society, a nonprofit group that advances understanding of international law and foreign affairs, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Women's Refugee Commission and the Board of Advocates of Human Right First.