GEORGE SALEM

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George R. Salem established the Law Offices of George R. Salem, PLLC in January 2005. In November 2005, Mr. Salem served as a Strategic Advisor with DLA Piper, where he is focused on assisting in the development of DLA Piper's Middle East and US Department of Labor practices. 

From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Salem served as the Solicitor of Labor. Mr. Salem headed a staff of 850 lawyers and support staff in 13 national offices and 16 regional and sub-regional offices around the country. From 1990-2004, Mr. Salem was a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he headed that firm's Middle East and USDOL practices. In addition, he served as a member of the board of directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and as chairman of the Tripartite Advisory Panel on International Labor Standards, the legal arm of the President's Committee on the International Labor Organization.  

Mr. Salem co-founded the Arab-American Institute in 1985 and currently serves as its chairman, and has served as treasurer of United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. since 1982. He is the former president of the National Association of Arab-Americans and has served on the board of directors of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. In 2003, he was named to the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy’s Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World, which was assembled at the request of Congress to study the State Department’s public diplomacy efforts within said regions. Mr. Salem was named by The National Law Journal as one of the top 26 labor lawyers in the United States.   

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