David L. Carden

Ambassador (Ret.) David Carden returned to Jones Day in 2014 after serving as the first resident U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He is Partner-in-Charge of Asia.

As U.S. Ambassador, David oversaw the broadening engagement of the United States in Southeast Asia, which included the Obama Administration's 2011 "pivot" or "rebalance" to the region. Based in the U.S. Mission to ASEAN in Jakarta, he traveled throughout ASEAN's 10 member states and Asia. His responsibilities included supporting ASEAN as it moved toward economic integration in 2015 and advocating for the systemic changes necessary to promote peaceful and prosperous growth in the region. [1]