Created: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:27:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:34:53 EST
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro will give the keynote address at the Oct. 11 Mercer Law Review Symposium on “Current Trends in International Trade and Their Impact on Multinational Business.”
The symposium will feature a mix of leading academics, key government officials and expert attorneys in private practice and corporate general counsel.
The symposium will take place in the first-floor moot courtroom of Mercer Law School from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sapiro will speak at the luncheon in the Presidents Dining Room at the University Center.
Sapiro serves as Deputy United States Trade Representative. She was nominated for the position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 24, 2009. She is responsible for trade negotiations and enforcement in many countries abroad. Prior to her current position, she was the founder and president of Summit Strategies International, an internet and telecommunications policy consulting firm, and an executive in the technology industry.
She also served in the Clinton White House in various capacities, including Special Assistant and Counselor to the President for Southeast European Stabilization and Reconstruction.