Claire E. Reade

Claire Reade provides US and other clients with strategic counsel and assistance with regulatory and governmental issues in China, guides Chinese companies investing or operating in the US, and advises a broad range of clients on strategic and legal issues and policies related to other international matters, including trade negotiations, trade litigation, and dispute settlement under the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has more than three decades of experience handling international trade strategy, negotiations, and litigation.

Ms. Reade returned to Arnold & Porter in 2015 after an eight-year post at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), where she served as the Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs (2010-2014) and Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement (2006-2010).

As Assistant US Trade Representative for China Affairs, Ms. Reade was responsible for managing US trade negotiations with China, developing core strategies, coordinating US interagency efforts, and leading successful movements to eliminate key trade barriers across the Chinese economy. In her role as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement, she was responsible for coordinating USTR efforts to ensure that China meets its international trade obligations to the US, and she helped secure victories for the United States in nine WTO disputes against China.

Prior to joining USTR, Ms. Reade counseled US and foreign companies, industries, and governments on international market access issues. She also litigated in diverse US agency proceedings, court appeals, and in international dispute settlement fora, and regularly represented clients on NAFTA and WTO-related goods and services matters.

Ms. Reade has frequently served as an outside lecturer, including at the Foreign Service Institute, National War College, and Washington area universiti

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Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) International Trade
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.,1979)
Education Wesleyan University (B.A.,1973)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,Massachusetts State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Arnold & Porter LLP
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