Roos, who was an early supporter and heavy fundraiser for Obama, has been chief executive at Wilson Sonini Goodrich & Rosati since 2005. A Stanford Law School graduate, Roos has been a partner at Wilson Sonsini since 1988.
Last week, the Japanese press reported that Roos would be tapped for the post and lamented Roos’ lack of diplomatic experience, but neither the firm nor the White House were willing to comment.
Roos’ nomination would await Senate confirmation.
Wilson Sonsini spokeswoman Courtney Dorman wouldn’t say too much today, but it sounds like Roos is in a good mood.
“John is deeply honored by the president’s intention to nominate him as the U.S. ambassador to Japan, and he looks forward to the confirmation process. As I’m sure you understand, he is not able to comment further at this time,” Dorman wrote in an email.
Which means we’ll have to wait to see who fills the leadership vacuum at the Valley powerhouse.
— Amanda Royal
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