Judy Gold, the Obama administration’s appointee to serve as the U.S. representative to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, is a board member of the Women’s Media Center and a former Clinton Administration official in the Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. Her professional experience includes positions as chair of Women’s Policy for the Obama for America Campaign, chair of the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women, and in Mayor Daley’s Cabinet as Chief of Policy for the City of Chicago.
Ms. Gold works as a partner at Perkins Coie, in both the Government Relations and Business Law practice areas. She has two decades of transactional experience in general corporate, real estate and private equity as well as in the areas of government relations, public affairs, and crisis management. A current focus of her practice is the creating of public private partnerships between local government agencies and private sector clients for the purposes of stimulating economic development. Judy also has significant expertise in helping client’s evaluate public policy and political issues and externalities.