After graduating magna cum laude in 1968, Rudolph Giuliani clerked for Judge Lloyd MacMahon of the United States District Court, then joined the office of the U.S. Attorney. At age 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit and rose to serve as executive US Attorney. In 1975, Giuliani was named Associate Deputy Attorney General and chief of staff to the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In 1977, Giuliani returned to New York to practice law.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Giuliani Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice, where he supervised all of the US Attorney Offices’ Federal law enforcement agencies, the Bureau of Corrections, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the US Marshals.
In 1983, Giuliani was appointed US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he led the effort to jail drug dealers, fight organized crime, break the web of corruption in government, and prosecute white-collar criminals.
In 1989, Giuliani ran for mayor of New York City, losing by the closest margin in City history. In 1993 he was elected the 107th Mayor of the City of New York.
On September 11, 2001 Rudy Giuliani rallied the city and the nation in response to the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. His leadership in that hour has been hailed by world figures from George Bush to Tony Blair to Junichiro Koizumi. Giuliani was Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001, and he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of England in 2002.
In January 2002 Rudy Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners, quickly establishing the professional services firm as a leader in emergency preparedness, public safety, leadership during crises, and financial management. Giuliani was recognized in Spring 2002 as “Consultant of the Year” by Consulting magazine. Mayor Giuliani is also a Partner in the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
Mayor Giuliani recently ran for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. During his campaign, he galvanized the national debate on such critical issues as national security, education, energy independence, healthcare, and the economy. The policy commitments Mayor Giuliani made to the American people remain vitally important to America’s future.