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Hal S. Shapiro

Hal S. Shapiro is Senior Advisor for International Economic Policy at the National Economic Council. In this capacity, he advises the National Economic Advisor and the Deputy National Economic Advisor in formulating Administration policy regarding international trade issues; in particular, negotiation and implementation of World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, prosecution and resolution of WTO and other international trade disputes, and trade matters involving the European Union (EU). His responsibilities have included overseeing economic and trade policy positions for the U.S.-EU Summit and serving as note-taker for the Leaders Meeting during the Summit; preparing the Administration's position on the Africa-Caribbean Basin Initiative Legislation; developing and drafting the President's Executive Order on Promoting Access to HIV/AIDS Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa; analyzing the legal merits of new trade disputes brought by and against the United States; and acting as the National Economic Council's representative on the Trade Policy Staff Committee and the Section 301 Committee, the interagency bodies responsible for U.S. trade disputes and trade sanctions.

Prior to joining the NEC, Shapiro was Associate General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he litigated disputes before World Trade Organization dispute-settlement panels and its Appellate Body and provided advice on international agreements and trade policy to senior Administration officials. He also served as a litigator in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the Justice Department and practiced law with the Washington, D.C., law firm Miller & Chevalier and the New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Shapiro has taught in the Political Science Department at Columbia University and written on U.S. trade policy, WTO rules and procedures, and U.S. constitutional issues.

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