President Barack Obama has nominated the managing partner of the Washington office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy to serve as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the White House said in a press release late Friday.
Glenn Gerstell was nominated to be the newest member of the council, which advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on the security of critical infrastructure across the country. The council was created in October 2001, in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“I’m really flattered and honored and excited,” Gerstell said. “It’s a great opportunity for a lawyer such as myself who has been involved in infrastructure to turn some of that knowledge into a public benefit.”
Gerstell joins a list of esteemed council members, including New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Alfred Berkeley III, former vice-chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market.
According to Milbank's website, Gerstell focuses his practice on the global communications industry, including acquisitions and commercial transactions for telecom operators, equipment vendors and debt and equity investors.