WASHINGTON — The law firm where David Jacobson was once a partner is passing on its best wishes to the newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP is bidding an official farewell to Jacobson, whose appointment was quietly confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.
Sonnenschein chairman Elliott Portnoy describes Jacobson, a former partner in the firm’s Chicago office, as a dedicated and committed man who’s sure to be a success in representing U.S. interests in Ottawa.
Prior to taking on his latest post, Jacobson, 57, served in the White House as special assistant to the president for presidential personnel.
He was also a top Obama campaign fundraiser and served as deputy finance chairman during Obama’s election effort.
Jacobson, a married father of two, will replace outgoing U.S. ambassador David Wilkins, who took on the role in 2005.