Mr. Waxman is the President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). Prior to joining CPR, he served as General Counsel of Pfizer as well as other biopharmaceutical companies. In addition, Mr. Waxman practiced law as a partner at Williams & Connolly, in Washington, D.C., and later he joined Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter) as a partner in its New York office.
Mr. Waxman also practiced law as a partner at Williams & Connolly, in Washington, D.C., where he tried criminal and civil cases. Later in his career, he joined Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in New York as a partner. He led the firm’s multidisciplinary Life Sciences Group, while also developing and executing on resolution strategies for clients.
Mr. Waxman has also served on the board of a variety of professional and social justice organizations, including as the Chairman of the Bioethics Committee of the board of BIO, and as Chairman of the Boards of Equal Justice Works, the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C., and Day One in New York City. He currently serves on the board of Rising Ground, a human services organization dedicated to helping children, adults and families in need in the greater New York City area, as well as on the Leadership Council of Convergence, a national not-for-profit dedicated to convening people of divergent views and forming alliances for action on critical national issues. Earlier in his career, he also was an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Waxman began his career as a law clerk to the late, Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, after receiving his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.