Laurie S. Fulton
served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
from July 2009 to February 2013. She recently retired as a partner in the
law firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practiced
law for more than two decades and was recognized as one of “Washington’s Top
Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2004.
During her stewardship as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, she supported
visits by President Obama, Secretary Clinton, six other Members of the Cabinet
and Congressional Delegations, and managed U.S. relations with Denmark in
national security, counter-terrorism, arctic policy, piracy and international
law enforcement as well as diplomatic affairs.
Ambassador Fulton served
as Honorary President of AmCham Denmark and the Danish-American Business
Forum. She co-founded Green Partnerships
for Growth, a bi-lateral, public-private initiative to develop U.S.-Danish
business opportunities in green technology and sustainable growth sectors. Ambassador Fulton organized and co-hosted the
Conference on the Role of Women in Global Security for the U.S. and
Nordic-Baltic countries in October 2010 in Copenhagen. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II awarded Ms.
Fulton the Grand Cross of the Danish Royal Order of Dannebrog in recognition of
her extraordinary service.
confirmation by the United States Senate, Ms. Fulton served on the Board of
Directors of the United States Institute of Peace and the USIP International
Advisory Council. She is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the Atlantic
Council, the American Society of International Law and Washington Foreign Law
Society. Ms. Fulton serves as Chair of
the Honorary Advisory Board of the American-Danish Business Council.
Ms. Fulton joined Williams & Connolly in September
1989 and was recognized as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian
Magazine in 2004. Prior to entering the field of law, Ms. Fulton worked on
Capitol Hill and as executive director of non-governmental organizations.
She earned a B.A. magna
cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1971 and was awarded
a Citation for Alumnus Achievement in May 2011.
She was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Public Service from South
Dakota State University in May 2012.
Ambassador Fulton earned a J.D. magna
cum laude in May 1989 from the Georgetown University Law School, (GULC).