Verb Presents: US Ambassador Michael George DeSombre

Ambassador Desombre Swearing In Ceremony in 2020.
Ambassador Desombre Swearing In Ceremony in 2020.
BAY AREA, Calif. - Jan. 5, 2024 - PRLog -- Former US Ambassador Michael George DeSombre (ret.) spoke at the Verb™ Presents Speaker Series on October 27, 2023 before a captivated audience.  His presentation was moderated by Peter Coe Verbica, Managing Director at Silicon Private Wealth, LLC.

Ambassador DeSombre's public and private career is truly remarkable.  He represents some of the largest and most successful companies in the world as a Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP.   According to the firm:

"Ambassador Michael George DeSombre is recognized as one of the preeminent M&A and private equity lawyers in the world and is a frequent speaker on the art of negotiation. Ambassador DeSombre rejoined the firm in Fall 2021 after having served as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand from 2020 through 2021. Ambassador DeSombre leads the Asia Mergers & Acquisitions practice and also heads both the Korea and Southeast Asia practices for Sullivan & Cromwell.

Since moving to Hong Kong in 1997, he has focused his practice on public and private merger and acquisition transactions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and direct investments in China, Korea, Southeast Asia and elsewhere in Asia. Ambassador DeSombre is fluent in Mandarin and has some ability in Korean."

He obtained BA and MA degrees from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard University, actively supports philanthropic activities, and is married with four children.

Peter Coe Verbica serves as moderator of the popular Verb™ Presents Speaker Series, which has featured former US Ambassadors (on the Russian-Ukraine War and China-Taiwan tensions), the former Deputy Director of the NSA (on cybersecurity), a former US Navy Admiral (on the importance of civility), a best-selling author and economist (on the exodus of corporate HQs and the middle class from California), a former US combat aviator (on leadership), a tax-law expert (on proposed changes to the US tax code), and many other distinguished guests (on issues such as US manufacturing, American Olympians, and strategies to counter inflation).  Mr. Verbica, a Certified Financial Planning® professional, serves as a Managing Director at SPW.  He and his family's roots are multi-generational in the Bay Area, including their link to California's second largest state park (Henry Coe State Park), the heart of which was donated by his family.

Silicon Private Wealth, LLC (SPW) is a Registered Investment Advisor with principals, portfolio managers and team members actively involved with philanthropic causes.  Guest views and opinions are not necessarily those of SPW.

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