Responsible for telecommunications and electronic commerce trade policy at USTR since 1997, including policy development, negotiation, enforcement and dispute settlement. Specific responsibilities include: • Lead negotiator for telecommunications and electronic commerce issues in the Trans- Pacific Partnership FTA • Lead negotiator for ICT Trade Principles, concluded so far with the EU and Japan • Implementation of the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement, focusing on the EU, Mexico, Japan, and Korea and China, including annual review of compliance; • Implementation of telecommunications and electronic commerce chapters in FTAs with Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, and Korea; • Formulating policy on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce, in WTO and regional organization; • Bilateral negotiating on telecommunication deregulation issues with Japan; • Developing negotiating goals for the telecommunications sector for ongoing WTO services negotiations. • Implementation of APEC telecommunications Mutual Recognition Arrangements; and • Implementation of NAFTA telecommunications standards provisions. Prior to joining USTR he was an economic officer in the Department of State, serving in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Paris. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University.