People: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)
22 Jul 2016
Amb., Hon. Gordon D. Giffin, J.D., is an Independent Director of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, since 2001. He is a Partner in the law firm, Dentons US LLP, based in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. He is chair of Dentons’ US Public Policy and Regulation practice and a co-chair of Dentons’ global Energy sector team. Mr. Giffin has been engaged in the practice of law or government service for more than 35 years. Mr. Giffin is Chair of the TransAlta Corporation Board and Lead Director at Canadian Natural Resources Limited. In addition to the public company directorships listed below, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the Board of Trustees for The Carter Center and on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Trust Company, N.A. He is also a member of the McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors and Senior Advisor, Canadian Practice. Mr. Giffin served as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Giffin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York.
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