A new batch of ambassador appointments announced yesterday by the White House includes former Big Law partner David Jacobson, who made himself useful on the campaign trail as a bundler for Barack Obama.
Jacobson, currently serving in the White House as special assistant to the president for presidential personnel, spent the previous 30 years practicing law at the Chicago headquarters of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. He is now Obama’s pick to become the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
At Sonnenschein, Jacobson focused on commercial, class action, securities, insurance, and business litigation. Though he grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, he came to Washington for law school, earning his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
During the campaign, Jacobson bundled as much as $100,000 for Obama, and personally donated $4,507, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Last month, Williams & Connolly partner Laurie Fulton, who bundled as much as $200,000 for Obama, was selected as the president’s choice for ambassador to Denmark.