Christopher Landau to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico

President Donald Trump will nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next United States Ambassador to Mexico, the White House Press Office said on Monday.

The nomination comes at a time of strained relations between the neighbors amid trade disputes, Trump’s complaints about undocumented immigrants crossing the border, and his efforts to build an extended border wall.

Roberta Jacobson, the previous U.S. ambassador, stepped down in May, joining a list of senior U.S. State Department officials to resign during Trump’s presidency.

Landau, now a partner at the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016, and then for Justice Clarence Thomas, both considered court conservatives.

The White House described Landau as a constitutional and appellate attorney who has briefed and argued appeals before the Supreme Court, Federal courts of appeals, and State appellate courts.

He previously headed the appellate litigation practice at the firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

In 2017, Landau served a three-year term as a member of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, the White House said.

No formal diplomatic experience was mentioned in the White House statement, which said Landau is fluent in Spanish.

Landau could not immediately be reached for comment.

Reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Darren Schuettler

You might be interested in...

START A PROFITABLE ONLINE BUSINESS FROM ANYWHERE!
Learn the exact steps to turn your interests into income and create a life and business that you truly LOVE! Use our proven business system so you can generate income with just a laptop from anywhere in the world Start Making Money Now!
LIST YOUR PUERTO VALLARTA VACATION RENTAL ON OUR NETWORK
For only $19.99 USD per year, your Puerto Vallarta vacation rental is published across our network of three popular websites in Puerto Vallarta. We never collect a commission, we send the renter directly to you! We can provide an online contact form, link to your rental website, or VRBO listing. We will connect you with renters whatever way is easier for you. Start Now
PVDN BOOKCLUB:  THE SECOND MOUNTAIN: THE QUEST FOR A MORAL LIFE
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world. Get the Book


Get Headline News from Puerto Vallarta by Email.Join Now!
+