John works as a lawyer/consultant in the international trade field, where he has been active for 25 years. He counsels domestic and foreign firms and industry coalitions in sectors such as aerospace, forest products, chemicals, metals, textiles/apparel, footwear, tobacco, livestock, home appliances, beverage alcohol, and others. His client work includes multilateral negotiations and trade disputes; regional and bilateral trade initiatives; U.S. trade legislation and Congressional oversight activities; market access cases involving goods and services; foreign governments’ trade regimes and industrial policy measures; and customs and compliance issues. He also advises governments on their trade regimes and implementation of international trade rules.
He moonlights as an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law (American University), where he teaches a course entitled “Understanding the United States Trade Regime,” and is a prolific public speaker and writer on international economic issues. He holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and an AB, International Relations from Stanford University.