Amy L. Bondurant
Amy L. Bondurant served as the US Ambassador to the OECD from 1997-2001, following a professional career spanning more than 20 years in government and private legal practice. While at the OECD, she championed the implementation of the landmark OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, led US efforts to promote science-based and rules-based assessments on the safety of genetically modified foods; and played a key role in establishing the first international principles of corporate governance and consumer protection guidelines in e-commerce. She directed US efforts on regulatory reform, investment, taxation and outreach to non-members, particularly Russia, at the OECD. She has been at the forefront of the US-led efforts to right-size the OECD, yielding a ten percent reduction in the operating budgetýa reform benchmark for multilateral organizations.
During her 12 years of service on Capitol Hill, Ambassador Bondurant served as Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, chaired by Senator Ernest Hollings, and to the Consumer Subcommittee for Chairs Senator Wendell Ford and then-Senator Al Gore.
In 1987, she joined the Washington, DC law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, where she was the first woman member to sit on the firmýs Board of Directors. She represented clients on such issues as international trade and finance, competition policy, international communications and the commercialization of the space transport. In 1993, she was appointed Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Transportation.
She is the Managing Director of Bozman Partners. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Rolls-Royce plc and of the American Hospital of Paris. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky and earned her J.D. from American University. She is a native of Hickman, Kentucky and is married to David E. Dunn III, an international attorney. They have one son, David Bondurant Dunn.