Jamie Harpootlian is the new U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia


Ljubljana, February 17, 2022

The United States Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia Jamie Lindler Harpootlian presented her credentials on February 17, 2022, to the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor at the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana. As Ambassa

dor Harpootlian has said: “Our countries have tremendous opportunities to strengthen our ties in so many ways. My goal is to be a bridge to work every day to open ways for working together and strengthening our partnership to support our common vision for peace, prosperity and a healthier planet for all people.”

United States President Joe Biden nominated Jamie Lindler Harpootlian for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Slovenia on July 21, 2021. She was officially sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia on December 30, 2021.

Ambassador Harpootlian enjoyed a decades-long career as an attorney in both private practice and public service centered on federal litigation and mass tort resolution. Her legal work has included serving in complex civil actions as a court-appointed Special Master to facilitate case resolution. The Department of Justice appointed her to serve as a Hearing Officer on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Previously, she served as a career law clerk for United States District Judge Henry A. Mentz in the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Ambassador Harpootlian is a community leader and an engaged patron of charitable organizations that support the environment, the arts, historic resources, and community needs.

Ambassador Harpootlian was raised in California and South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Art History, cum laude, from Mary Baldwin College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School. Ambassador Harpootlian speaks conversational French. She enjoys hiking with her husband, riding horses, gardening, traveling, and playing with their Aussiedoodle, Raylan.

Press Release translated in Slovene.