General Counsel, Export-Import Bank of the United States

David Slade

David Slade serves as General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). Previously, Slade was the Senior Partner of the Washington, DC, office of Allen & Overy LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms, where he spent 23 years.

Slade has extensive experience representing export credit agencies, multilateral development banks, and other development finance institutions, as well as private sector sources of finance. He has focused on many different infrastructures, petroleum, telecommunications, and renewable energy projects throughout Russia, Eurasia, China, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. He has an extensive background in Russian and Eurasian affairs and was a member of The Council on Foreign Relation’s most recent Task Force on Russia. Slade has been a Republican Eagle for many years and a member of the Victory Teams for both George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. He is frequently recognized in legal directories as a top-tier project finance lawyer.

In 1980, Slade graduated with dual degrees: a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York the following year and admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1976.