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Advocate and founder of the Law Offices of Amelia Porges PLLC, where I advise governments, trade associations, companies and stakeholders on how to make international trade law, trade agreements and investment rules work for them.
Provide and present creative analysis, strategy advice and advocacy on all aspects of trade policy and negotiations, working with a wide range of industries and agricultural groups. Experience in trade law includes guiding U.S. WTO litigation during the WTO's first five years, at the Office of the US Trade Representative; legal advising in the GATT Secretariat during the Uruguay Round negotiations that led to the WTO; and private practice at major international law firms. Extensive experience in WTO litigation, including arguing cases to WTO and GATT panels and the WTO Appellate Body, and drafting dispute settlement submissions.
Known for expertise and understanding of the WTO, the WTO Agreement, dispute settlement, international economic law, and trade in digital content. Also advise and troubleshoot on operational issues in (or with) international or transnational organizations.
Languages spoken: French, Japanese
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ranked - Trade & Customs Law||International Who's Who of International Trade & Customs Lawyers||2014|
|Best Law Firms - nationally ranked||Best Lawyers (United States)||2014|
|Best of the Best Women in Business Law||Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides||2013|
|Chambers Global (International Trade)||Chambers & Partners Global||2013|
|World's Leading International Trade Lawyers||Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides||2012|
|Recognized (International Trade Law)||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2011|
|Principal||Law Offices of Amelia Porges PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Counsel||Sidley & Austin||2002 - 2009|
|Of Counsel||Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy||2000 - 2002|
|Sr Counsel for Dispute Settlemt/head enfmt; Assoc GC||Office of the U.S. Trade Representative||1994 - 2000|
|Senior Legal Officer/Counsellor for Legal Affairs||GATT Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland||1990 - 1994|
|Assoc. GC/Asst. GC/Atty-Advisor||Office of the US Trade Representative||1980 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Society for International Economic Law||Corporate Secretary and member of founding committee||2007 - Present|
|American Society of International Law||Editor, ASIL Insights||2008 - 2012|
|WTO (2 vols., contributed chapters)||Analytical Index/Guide to WTO Law & Practice||2012|
|Published by WTO Secretariat - authoritative commentary on 50 years of GATT law||Analytical Index/Guide to GATT Law and Practice (2012 ed.)||2012|
|Cambridge University Press||The Politics of International Economic Law (ed.)||2011|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|Cornell University||Linguistics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|