Convincing Countries to Take Detainees

Biography

Lee Wolosky is a graduate of Harvard College and Law School. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a federal district court judge and is now an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Wolosky was appointed Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure at the U.S. State Department under President Obama. He was the last person to hold that position in the Obama Administration. Wolosky worked to transfer as many men as possible out of Guantanamo before the Obama Administration came to a close in January 2017. Forty-one men remained in Guantanamo when the Obama Administration ended.

In 2001, Wolosky joined Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP as a partner, and returned to the firm after his tenure at the Obama Administration. He is also a co-founder and member of the board of directors of the National Security Network.

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