- WTO Dispute Settlement
June 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invite you to a Trade Talk to discuss the role of the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism and recent important WTO decisions covering themes such as review of domestic policy making in areas of health and the environment, the disciplining of subsidies and dumping actions and the nature of engagement by China and Russia with the WTO dispute process. The panel includes women lawyers who have litigated high profile WTO cases.
Lunch will be served.
Kelly Ann Shaw, Trade Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means
Kelly Ann Shaw serves as Trade Counsel to the Committee on Ways & Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. She advises the Committee on legal and policy aspects of international trade, including issues related to the WTO, NAFTA, and Europe, among others. Prior to joining the Committee, Kelly Ann Shaw was Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in both Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland. Among other things, she was a negotiator and lawyer for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and served as lead litigator for the United States in WTO disputes against India, China, Canada, and Mexico. From 2011-2014, she served as Assistant Legal Advisor and Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Mission to the WTO in Geneva. Kelly Ann also has experience in the private sector, having worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Microsoft, and Accenture LLP. She holds a JD from Columbia University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BS and BA from the University of Washington. She also received a Certificate in Global Business Law from Sciences-Po & Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris.
Amy Lentz, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson LLP
Ms. Lentz advises foreign and domestic clients on a variety of international trade matters, including disputes arising under the agreements of the World Trade Organization. Ms. Lentz has been involved in litigating a wide range of issues concerning the interpretation and application of the WTO agreements before both dispute settlement panels and the WTO Appellate Body. For example, Ms. Lentz has advised sovereign clients in matters arising under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (United States — Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China (DS379) and United States — Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China (DS437)), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (China – Electronic Payment Services (DS413)), and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Argentina — Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods (DS438) and United States — Countervailing and Anti-dumping Measures on Certain Products from China (DS449)). Ms. Lentz also counsels private sector clients in countervailing duty investigations.
Dr. Jan Yves Remy, International Trade Lawyer, Sidley Austin LLP
Dr. Jan Yves Remy, is a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP (Washington and Geneva), working in the International Trade and International Arbitration practice groups. Her expertise lies in advising governments and private stakeholders on international trade matters, with a focus on dispute settlement under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Before Sidley, Jan Yves worked as a legal officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO in Geneva, where she assisted the WTO Appeal Tribunal in its disposition of appeals on matters under the WTO agreements. Before that, she worked as a services trade analyst at the Caribbean Negotiating Machinery (now Office of Trade Negotiations), where she represented the Caribbean in multilateral, bilateral and regional negotiations.
Moushami Joshi, Foreign Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Moushami is a member of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s International Trade Practice based out of Washington, D.C. She advises clients on WTO disputes, trade remedy proceedings, export controls and FCPA compliance issues. Before joining Pillsbury Winthrop, Moushami headed the International Trade practice at a leading Indian law firm, Luthra & Luthra Law offices in New Delhi where she represented and advised the Government of India in WTO disputes and on a host of WTO policy matters. Moushami is qualified to practice in New York, Washington DC and India.
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