Margaret Conklin grew up in Europe and the United States and currently lives in New York City. She retired recently from J.P. Morgan, where she worked for 22 years in both the legal department and the investments business. Many of those years were spent at the firm’s Brussels and London offices. Previously, Margaret was an associate in the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, an international law firm. Ms Conklin is an honours graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in French and History; she also attended Columbia College’s Global Center at Reid Hall in Paris, held DAAD (Germany) and Fulbright (France) fellowships, and earned a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School. Ms Conklin serves on the board of visitors of Columbia College, is the President of the American Friends of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and is a former trustee of School Year Abroad, which she continues to support actively. She is married to David Sabel, a partner in the London office of Cleary, Gottlieb. They have two children: Claire and Alexander.