President Obama will name David Huebner, currently serving as general counsel for GLAAD, as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, the Washington Blade reports:
"A formal announcement was expected Wednesday evening.Huebner, who currently works at Sheppard Mullin Richter &
Hampton, specializes in handling international arbitration and
mediation cases. Formerly a resident of California, Huebner is now
based in Shanghai. Long active in non-profit and community organizations, Huebner
has chaired the California Law Revision Commission and served as
president of the Los Angeles Quality & Productivity Commission.
He's also guest lectured on international topics at several schools
domestically and abroad."