Codrin Scutaru joined McGuireWoods Romania in July 2015 as a senior manager. As Romania’s former State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Labor, Codrin is an experienced public affairs professional who possesses a deep understanding of public policy, social policies, domestic politics and European affairs, as well as excellent communication skills. He assists clients with political analysis and business risk assessment matters, leads public affairs campaigns involving the Government and the Parliament, and is also responsible for business development efforts in strategic sectors. Prior to his tenure as State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Labor, he served in a number of other government positions including Social Policy Advisor at Prime Minister’s Office, Policy Advisor for European Integration to the Minister of Labor and Policy Advisor to the Minister and State Secretary of Education. Codrin has also worked closely with the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, acting as Romania’s official representative at various formal meetings. In between his governmental assignments, he served as the managing partner of his own public affairs company where he provided public affairs and public relations advisory services to several European clients, including large financial and information technology companies. As a political consultant, Codrin advised top Romanian politicians and provided specialized services in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. Since 2010, he has also served as a senior scientific researcher at the Romanian Academy’s Quality of Life Research Institute and has been a university lecturer since 2012. Codrin is one of Romania’s preeminent sociologists and political consultants and is often invited to appear on mainstream television to discuss political and social matters. Codrin is also involved in community projects and has been instrumental, along with other team members, in obtaining full political support for the major social educational tickets bill inspired by the Ovidiu Ro NGO.