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Rudy Giuliani      

Informal Adviser on Cyber Security for the White House; Former Mayor of New York City; Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Rudy Giuliani is a politician, attorney, and public speaker who served as the 107th Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. He currently acts as an attorney to President Donald Trump. Politically first a Democrat, then an Independent in the 1970s, and a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani served as United States Associate Attorney General from 1981 to 1983. That year he became the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, holding the position until 1989.

When Giuliani took office as Mayor of New York City, he appointed a new police commissioner, William Bratton, who applied the broken windows theory of urban decay, which holds that minor disorders and violations create a permissive atmosphere which leads to further and more serious crimes which can threaten the safety of a city; to prevent major crime, the theory holds, the police should enforce seemingly minor "quality-of-life" laws such as those outlawing public drinking, littering, and jay-walking. Within several years, Giuliani was widely credited for making major improvements in the city's quality of life and lowering the rate of violent crimes. While Giuliani was still Mayor, he ran for the United States Senate in 2000; however, he withdrew from the race upon learning of his prostate cancer diagnosis. Giuliani was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2001, and was given an honorary knighthood in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II for his leadership in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

In 2002, Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners (consulting), acquired and later sold Giuliani Capital Advisors (investment banking), and joined a Texas firm while opening a Manhattan office for the firm renamed Bracewell & Giuliani (legal services). In April 2018, Giuliani became one of President Trump's personal lawyers. Since then, he has frequently appeared in the media in defense of Trump.

Speech Topics

The National Health-Care Debate and the Need for Resolute Leadership

Even though health-care reform passed through Congress and has been signed into law, a public policy debate still rages on as to whether this is the right piece of legislation to fix century-old issues. As mayor of one of America's largest cities, Rudy Giuliani developed a comprehensive model to promote enrollment in public health programs. As a presidential candidate, he advocated development of a national tax-free health savings account. And, at Giuliani Partners, companies have sought his expertise to tackle a range of health-care projects including the need to combat the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse. A solution to the crisis will require the combined efforts of the health-care community and federal and state officials. With a strong viewpoint and years of experience on the issue, Giuliani shares with audiences:

  • His views on the Affordable Care Act

  • Insight on how seemingly insurmountable challenges, such as health care, can be overcome with effective leadership

  • An overview of the steps the health-care community and the nation's elected representatives must take to help alleviate our health-care challenges

A Look at the Second Obama Administration and the Future of the Republican Party

One of the country's most respected leaders and a former Republican candidate for president, Rudy Giuliani offers his insider's perspective and unparalleled expertise on what lies ahead for the Republican Party, the Obama Administration and a divided Congress. In this candid look at politics in America and around the world, Giuliani brings his extensive political experiences to bear in analyzing the major political headlines of the day.

Crisis Management in the Age of Cyber Warfare

With cyber warfare a new global reality, companies and organizations are facing an ongoing and very real threat to their future. Proactive measures must be in place to avert a devastating attack that could cripple governments, businesses and international financial systems. One of the country’s most trusted voices on crisis management, Rudy Giuliani -- who helped lead the country forward in the wake of 9-11-- delivers unparalleled expertise on the preparation and vigilance required to effectively manage future crises. Recognized by Consulting magazine as "Consultant of the Year," Giuliani provides strategic counsel in emergency preparedness to numerous corporations and organizations worldwide through Giuliani Partners.

In this sophisticated presentation from one of the nation's most experienced -- and trusted -- leaders, audiences will learn:

  • How careful preparation enhances an organization’s ability to effectively manage crises

  • Ways the private sector can better prepare its personnel, assets and future against previously inconceivable catastrophes

  • Emergency management best practices for both the government and private sector

How Geopolitical Events Will Affect Your Company's Future -- And What Every Company Must Know

Recent geopolitical events are quickly becoming serious areas of concern to corporations as the risks to global security increase with potential repercussions in the critical areas of information sharing, cyber security and crisis management. Rudy Giuliani invokes his experience in the 9-11 attacks' aftermath to make a compelling case regarding the importance of creating a national "determination and will to continue the war on terrorism." A leader in strategic consulting, emergency preparedness and fiscal responsibility, Giuliani cites specific and relevant examples from his work as a partner in the international law firm Bracewell & Giuliani and leaves audiences with a stark reminder of how doing business in an ever-shrinking world has new challenges that can and must be surmounted.

Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis

As Rudy Giuliani began his first mayoral term, he inherited New York City awash with violence, a crumbling infrastructure and residential flight to the suburbs. A TIME magazine cover story summed up the conditions as "The Rotting of the Big Apple." Ten years later, TIME put New York City on its cover again, but this time, with thanks in large part to Giuliani, the magazine revisited its assessment of the city -- touting it as America's safest city where economic development thrived and families flocked to live. Just when New Yorkers were beginning to enjoy the city's revitalization, the unimaginable hit on 9-11. Giuliani swiftly marshaled his remarkable leadership skills to pull his city, and perhaps the entire nation, through the crisis. It was no accident that Giuliani was able to accomplish miracles during those grim days. In this riveting presentation, Giuliani shares with audiences:

  • His time-tested principles based on his best-selling book Leadership

  • How effective leadership can ultimately result in profitability

  • How to use these seemingly simple principles in your own life to inspire excellence from the team around you

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