E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.
Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development; Member of the Board of Directors, Verified Carbon Standard Association and American Bird Conservancy; Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University. Former: Director of the International Climate Program, Environmental Defense Fund; Assistant US Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources; Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Enforcement & Compliance, US Environmental Protection Agency; Attorney, US Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division. Expert in international environmental and trade law; areas of expertise include bilateral and multilateral negotiations, international trade and climate policy, and international trade and finance. Headed the US delegation that renegotiated the International Tropical Timber Agreement. Helped negotiate environment and labor side agreements to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). JD, Yale University; MA, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar).