Donald Gross

Donald Gross is a Senior Advisor of ASG, helping clients solve problems and grow their business in Korea and East Asia. Mr. Gross has held a number of senior public and private sector positions in both the U.S. and Asia.

He is also currently an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS, a non-profit foreign policy research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Mr. Gross served as senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Security Affairs in the Department of State in the Clinton Administration, where he developed diplomatic strategy toward East Asia, and served in leadership roles on U.S. delegations negotiating sensitive issues with China, Japan, South Korea, and North Korea.

Previously, he was counselor and senior policy advisor at the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency and director of legislative affairs at the National Security Council in the White House during President Clinton’s first term.

Mr. Gross has practiced law in New York, Washington, DC, and Seoul, Korea. He began his career as a journalist with the New Orleans Times-Picayune and later served as a speechwriter and senior issues advisor on several presidential campaigns.

Mr. Gross has published analyses and opinion pieces in leading domestic and international publications, and has been a commentator for national and international TV and radio programs.

He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University and earned his law degree at the University of Chicago, where he also did graduate studies in political science.

Mr. Gross speaks Korean.