Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper is a lawyer, prosecutor, and former government official. He is currently an attorney for Arent Fox Law Firm, with offices in Los Angeles and Washington DC. His practice centers on international government entities and companies. In 2001, he was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the second United States Ambassador-At-Large for War Crimes Issues. He was elected in 2008 by the Unite Nations member States to serve as an independent expert and vice chairmen to a human rights treaty body, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In 2010, Ambassador Prosper successfully negotiated the release of an American citizen detained in Iran through repeated travels to Iran and engagement with senior Iranian officials. Ambassador Prosper has conducted diplomatic negotiations and consultations with heads of state, ministers, and senior government officials from over 60 different countries; he has engaged foreign parliaments and multilateral and international organizations. He is currently working with the Hekmati family to secure the release of their son and brother, Amir. Ambassador Prosper is the son of two physicians who emigrated from Haiti. He was born in Denver and raised in New York State. He speaks French and has a working knowledge of Italian and Spanish. He serves as a trustee on the Boston College Board of Trustees. He was a varsity lacrosse player at Boston College and continues to remain active in sports. He is married and has one child.

For more information about Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, read "The Extricator" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, published in California Lawyer magazine.