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.