Since its founding in 2012, the San Diego Warburg Chapter has hosted dozens of events in southern California. The Chapter works in partnership with other organizations including the German American Chamber of Commerce of California in San Diego, the German American San Diego Foundation, the German Honorary Consul in San Diego, the German Consulate in Los Angeles, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, and the German American Business Associations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In 2016, the Chapter hosted discussions with speakers such as Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro, Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; journalist and author Andrew Nagorski; and, Fabian Wendenburg, Deputy Head of Department, External Economic Policy of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The discussions included a variety of topics including the Iran Nuclear Deal, cyber security, the migration crisis, and the Paris climate agreement.
About the Chapter Directors
Attorney at Law
Eberhard H. Röhm is a native of Munich, Germany, and now lives and practices law in the United States. His practice is focused on international transactional matters with Germany and other European Union countries. He oversees and handles corporate and real estate mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings for clients in the automotive, machinery, banking and finance, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, computer software, energy, real estate development and management, commercial and industrial construction, and entertainment industries and for foreign governments. He was in charge of the U.S. legal practice of the Ernst & Young global legal network. He serves as an international arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.
The current co-chair of the Committee on International Banking, Securities, and Financial Transactions of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Röhm is active in other bar associations as well as the Practicing Law Institute, the American Council on Germany, the German-American Law Association, the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for International Legal Studies, among others. In addition to being the author of international financial reporting standards and German securities regulations, he speaks at legal seminars, most recently in Mexico City, Frankfurt, and Tokyo, about the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for foreign executives and in New York on attorney-client privilege and on the convergence of international stock exchanges. He is fluent in German and French and can read Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
Admitted to practice in New York, Illinois, and Germany, Mr. Röhm holds German and U.S. law degrees, having graduated from Fordham University School of Law, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Bonn.
Jessica Dee Rohm
Foreign Management Company, LLC
Jessica Dee Rohm is a former American Council on Germany Young Leader who started her career at the New York Times. Her first solo enterprise, Jessica Dee Communications, a marketing and communications company, grew to be the sixteenth largest in the country when she sold it to the then largest advertising agency in the United States, Chiat/Day. She served as CEO for an additional two years, leaving in 1989 to found her second venture, Foreign Management Company, a real estate consultancy and brokerage firm catering to investors.
A native of New York, she attended Barnard College, graduating at age 19 with a B.A. in English literature. She then earned her M.B.A. in management and marketing from Columbia Business School. In 2010, she was awarded her second master’s degree, an M.F.A. in creative writing, from Manhattanville College.