Political and Legal Affairs

The mission of the Embassy of Switzerland’s Political and Legal Affairs Section is to defend and promote Switzerland’s interests in the United States. Its main diplomatic tasks are:


Providing operational expertise in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the functioning of institutions and legal practices


Striving toward strengthening bilateral political and legal cooperation, particularly by encouraging official meetings between high-ranking Swiss and U.S. representatives


Maintaining and developing a network of influential contacts in U.S. political and legal circles in the administration, in Congress and in civil society

Team Members

  • Christoph Sommer, Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Political Affairs Team
  • Armin Rieser, Counselor, Deputy Head of Political Affairs Team
  • Simon Kürsener, Counselor, Legal Adviser, Head of Legal Affairs Team
  • Vincent Barras, First Secretary, Political Affairs Team
  • Anna-Lina Müller, Diplomatic Attachée, Political Affairs Team
  • Tony Abate, Senior Advisor for Congressional Affairs
  • Mareike Furlong, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Mission, Political and Legal Affairs


To contact Political and Legal Affairs:


Tel: +1 (202) 745 7900