Wilson Center Experts
Timothy M. Reif
Timothy Reif is general counsel to the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. In that capacity, he is responsible for the enforcement of all U.S. trade agreements, including those in the World Trade Organization as well as bilateral trade agreements. He also provides legal counsel of the U.S. Trade Representative and trade negotiators, advises on trade legislation, trade remedies, administrative law and government ethics. He has more than 22 years of experience in international trade law, policy. Prior to rejoining the USTR’s office he was chief International Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives where he advised the Members of the Committee and of the House and their staff on trade and economic matters. From 1989 to 1993 he served as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he was lead negotiator from the Uruguay Round Antidumping Agreement, and also negotiated provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He earned B.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School.