ALEXANDER SLATER

Speechwriter, The World Bank Group

Alexander Slater's professional expertise covers the areas of international affairs, law, government and politics. He serves as an advisor to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, specializing in strategy, communications and policy, with a focus on development finance, conflict, fragility, and gender equality. 

Previously, Alexander was a counsel in the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers, where he represented Fortune 100 corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals in criminal and congressional investigations. He also had a significant pro bono practice, providing legal assistance to Holocaust survivors, the disabled, and families of deceased military veterans. 

Before working at O’Melveny, Alexander served as a legislative assistant for foreign policy and veterans affairs, speechwriter, and deputy communications director to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer; as a law clerk to Judge Barrington Parker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to judges at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania; and as a special assistant to the Commissioners of the Departments of Transportation and Consumer Affairs at the City of New York, where he was an Urban Fellow.  

Alexander holds degrees in history, international relations and law from Yale, Oxford and Harvard, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was born in New York City, grew up in Toronto, and currently lives in Washington, DC.