Bar News - November 23, 2007
2007 Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Award
Attorney Phillip Walker was recently awarded the 2007 Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year award for his work in various regions around world.
Ambassador George Bruno, NHBA International Law Section Chair, presented the award at the Radisson Hotel/Center of NH in Manchester during a NHBA-CLE program luncheon.
Walker, an international attorney whose work carries him across the globe, concentrates his law practice on international business transactions, dispute resolutions, and immigration law. For the past seven years, working with governments and international donor agencies, he has provided advice and training and helped manage dozens of legal development projects in the Middle East, Asia, and the Balkans.
He has served as a US diplomat in Cairo, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. A fluent Arabic speaker, Walker was in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, and was among the first diplomats to enter liberated Kuwait to reopen the US Embassy there.
Walker has also, not surprisingly, served in Iraq. In 2004-05 he served as a legal consultant on the Iraqi constitutional process and helped develop Iraqís election plan.
This December, Walker will be traveling to Kurdistan to participate in the training of Iraqi personnel on behalf of the European Union.