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.
J.D., American University. Co-founder and Partner, Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise Pro-Bono Program, Sidley Austin; Co-managing Partner, Sidley Austin. Focuses on the use of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules to resolve international trade disputes. He works closely with key WTO member governments, leading companies and trade associations on a wide variety of trade disputes, including agricultural and industrial actionable and prohibited subsidies, anti-dumping and other trade remedy measures, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, technical regulations and standards, and various forms of trade discrimination. Provides free legal advice to small and mid-sized agricultural enterprises and NGOs providing assistance to the poorest farmers. Former: Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO; Geneva US Trade Representative (USTR)-based negotiator for environment, investment, balance for payments, fishing subsidies, and customs valuation issues; US International Trade Commission.