Also named Special Advisor on matters before the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council
Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Jennifer Barber is serving as United States Delegate to the United Nations. In this role, Barber guides and supports U.S. efforts to safeguard the American economy, promote human rights, deliver humanitarian aid, and empower women and girls. She represents the U.S. during the 75th UN General Assembly and delivers its position on matters relating to the UN’s Economic and Social Council. Most recently, she delivered the U.S. statement on resolutions concerning violence against women and protecting children from bullying. During her time as a delegate, Barber is also serving as a Special Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft, a Kentucky native.
Barber focuses her law practice at FBT on state and local tax, economic incentives, and government affairs. She has served in countless leadership positions, including the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, Kentucky State Fair Board, U.S. Bank Advisory Board, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Foundation, and American Bar Association Taxation Section, among others. She is a Louisville Business First “Enterprising Woman to Watch” and “Forty Under 40” honoree. She is the recipient of both the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and has been listed in Kentucky Rising Stars® and The Best Lawyers in America©.
Barber is fluent in Chinese and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky College of Law.