Ambassador Gutman has extensive experience advising global families, family companies and family offices on a variety of complex issues. He previously was a senior partner with the Washington D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP. Identified as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian magazine (December 2004, December 2007) and selected to numerous “Superlawyers” and similar attorney award lists, Ambassador Gutman’s areas of practice spanned the full gamut of litigation, investigation and counseling matters. Earlier in his career, during the Reagan administration, Ambassador Gutman served as a Special Assistant to F.B.I Director William H. Webster, focusing on counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence; as a law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart (Rtd.) on the United States Supreme Court; and as a law clerk to Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ambassador Gutman is a 1980 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1977 graduate of Columbia University.