Govt Affairs Conference Update: Jeffrey Weiss, Partner at Steptoe, to Speak

The Government Affairs Conference is quickly approaching!  Register before the early-bird deadline of August 30th to get the best value.

The hotel is completely full on September 20th. If you were planning on arriving early, contact the office for information on nearby hotels.

Here’s some of what we’ll be discussing at the upcoming meeting.

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Jeff Weiss, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLC, spent more than 15 years in senior legal, policy, diplomatic, negotiation, and political roles in the US government across three administrations – including at the White House, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), and the Office of the Secretary of Commerce. He now co-chairs Steptoe’s internationally recognized International Trade Policy practice and leads the firm’s Supply Chain team.

Jeff advises and advocates for clients before the US congress and the administration, on a broad spectrum of matters related to international trade and investment, including: technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures, digital economy, market access, and maritime and logistics. As lead of the Steptoe Supply Chain team, he works with companies, trade associations, and coalitions to craft and implement advocacy plans to strengthen, build, or rebuild US supply chains. He also counsels companies looking to establish new, or shift existing, supply chains. His trade advocacy efforts have involved the full panoply of legal and policy tools, including: border measures, tax credits, changes to procurement policy, climate measures, patent protection, standards, and creation of new structures within government.

Jeff has served in a number of trade-related positions across the US government, including deputy director for policy and strategic planning at Commerce. He was the lead US digital economy negotiator at the G20 talks hosted by China in 2016 and Germany in 2017 – which included negotiations on the free flow of data, cybersecurity, standards, competition, and privacy – and led development of the US strategy for international cybersecurity standardization. Jeff also previously served as associate administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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