Ian Butterfield, Consultant

Honorable Robert L. Livingston

Career Summary

  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation, International and Government Affairs
  • U.S. Senate, committee staff - U.S. foreign and defense policy
  • Heritage Foundation, foreign policy team


  • University of Michigan, Ph.D.
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) and Master of Arts

Ian Butterfield brings to The Livingston Group more than 27 years of experience in international and energy matters, which he utilizes to advise foreign governments, non-U.S. companies seeking to establish or expand a U.S. commercial presence and U.S. companies planning overseas expansion.

Mr. Butterfield served as the International and Government Affairs Director for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he played the central role in opening up the Chinese market for U.S. exports of civilian nuclear power equipment, technology and fuel. Mr. Butterfield did this while simultaneously advancing the corporation’s conventional and nuclear power interests in Russia, Ukraine and West Africa.

Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Butterfield worked for 12 years in the United States Senate, counseling committee members on matters relating to nuclear, chemical and biological proliferation. He provided counsel on all matters relating to U.S. foreign, defense and intelligence policy to the committee chairman, Senator William V. Roth, who, in 1986, appointed him Secretary to the U.S. Senate delegation to the NATO Parliament.

Before coming to the U.S. Senate, Mr. Butterfield was a member of the foreign policy team of the Heritage Foundation, where he wrote and published extensively on African affairs.

Mr. Butterfield holds a bachelor of arts with honors and a master of arts from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Significant Associations, Activities and Accomplishments

  • Played the centeral role in opening up the Chinese market for U.S. exports of civilian nuclear power equipment, technology, and fuel
  • Secretary of the U.S. Senate delegation to the NATO Parliament, 1986

Practice Areas

  • International

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