John Giordano (politician)

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John Giordano
File:John Giordano UN.jpg
Giordano in 2019
Representative to the United Nations General Assembly
In office
September 16, 2019 – September 16, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Assistant Commissioner to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
In office
2013–2016
GovernorChris Christie
Deputy Secretary to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources[1][2]
In office
2011–2013
GovernorTom Corbett
Personal details
Born
John Giordano

(1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Yasmina Marcelle Moukarzel (m. 2017)
EducationVillanova University (BA), Villanova University School of Law, JD

John Giordano (born February 11, 1975) is an American attorney, politician, and former diplomat who served as Representative of the United States to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.[3][4][5][6][7]

Career[edit]

Giordano is currently a partner in the Government Affairs practice at the Philadelphia law firm of Archer, PC. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit[8] [9]

Giordano worked on Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential Campaign and served as an attorney on the transition team.[10]

Prior to working on Trump's 2016 Campaign, Giordano was Assistant Commissioner to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Some organizations have called NJDEA too lenient on Trump's Bedminster Golf Club during Giordano's tenure.[11] Giordano also worked in President George W. Bush's Administration in the Department of Justice's Environmental and Natural Resources Division as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.[12]

President Donald Trump appointed Giordano a Representative to the United States to the United Nations General Assembly on September 16, 2019. He served for one year.[13] [14][15]

Personal Life[edit]

Giordano Lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Yasmina.[16]

References[edit]

  1. "DCNR joins in dedication of newly restored Schuylkill River Trail". Resource. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. February 29, 2012. DCNR Deputy Secretary John Giordano (center) joins Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter (third from left) in the dedication of a popular biking and hiking trail in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.
  2. "Coalition rolls out support for trail connections, extensions". Resource. PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. June 6, 2012. DCNR Deputy Secretary John Giordano speaks in support of a new coalition committed to extending bicycle and pedestrians trails and pathways in five Pennsylvania counties and four New Jersey counties.
  3. "John Giordano, Esq". Archer & Greiner, PC.
  4. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Administration of Donald J. Trump, 2019" (PDF). September 16, 2019: 84. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  5. "POLS ON THE STREET: Dems Play The Tea Party". Philadelphia Public Record. August 12, 2010. John Giordano, regional director for Southeastern Penna., points to one of several campaign signs identifying Philadelphia campaign office for Republican nominee for Governor Attorney General Tom Corbett.
  6. "President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly". White House Statement. Administration of Donald J. Trump. September 16, 2019.
  7. Palmer, Anna; Sherman, Jake; Lippman, Daniel; Montellaro, Zach (October 13, 2017). "Playbook PM POLITICO's must-read briefing on what's driving the afternoon in Washington". Politico. --TRUMP ALUMNI -- John Giordano, former deputy general counsel to the Trump transition, a DOJ and DOE alum, and current partner in the gov’t affairs practice at Archer in Philly, recently got married to Yasmina Moukarzel, a master’s student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
  8. "Archer, PC". John Giordano, Esq. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  9. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/Trump-transition-lawyer-in-the-mix-for-job-of-US-Attorney-in-Philly.html
  10. Brennan, Chris (March 7, 2017). "Trump transition lawyer 'in the mix' for job of U.S. Attorney in Philly". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  11. Elkind, Peter (March 5, 2018). "The Six Stages of Trump's Resistance". ProPublica. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  12. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/Trump-transition-lawyer-in-the-mix-for-job-of-US-Attorney-in-Philly.html
  13. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Administration of Donald J. Trump, 2019" (PDF). September 16, 2019: 84. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  14. "Remarks by the United States on the Report of the Human Rights Council". United States Mission to the United Nations. November 1, 2019.
  15. "Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America in the Third Committee, UN Business and Human Rights Working Group". United States Mission to the United Nations. October 29, 2019.
  16. "Yasmina Moukarzel, John Giordano". New York Times. October 1, 2017.


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