June 08,2017

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Eissenstat Appointed to NEC, Hatch Announces New Chief International Trade Counsel

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today issued a statement regarding the appointment of Everett Eissenstat, the Senate Finance Committee’s Chief International Trade Counsel, to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). Since 2011, Eissenstat has served as the committee’s Chief International Trade Counsel. He previously served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas, where he was responsible for U.S. trade policy in the region.

“Everett’s ability to work across party lines and negotiate complex trade policies has been critical to the Finance Committee’s success in advancing a robust trade agenda that has expanded opportunities for U.S. businesses and workers,” Hatch said. “He has been an invaluable asset – sharing his expertise and providing counsel to not only the committee, but the conference as whole. Whether it was the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority or ensuring our nation’s trading partners played by the rules, Everett has been at the center of some of the toughest debates, helping to shepherd some of the most consequential trade legislation through the Congress in more than a decade. I wish Everett the best in his new role as a key White House advisor.”

Hatch also announced the appointment of Shane Warren to serve as the new Chief International Trade Counsel.

“Over the last three years, Shane has played a pivotal role on the committee and I’m pleased he’s taking the helm as Chief International Trade Counsel,” Hatch said. “He brings a wealth of experience to this new role. Shane’s expertise and counsel will be critical to the committee as we navigate new challenges and push a strong, pro-growth trade agenda that will bring new opportunities for all Americans.”

Warren joined the Senate Finance Committee as International Trade Counsel in 2013 and served on the team that led the legislative efforts to enact bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority and the new customs, preferences and miscellaneous tariff laws. Prior to joining the Committee, Warren served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as Assistant General Counsel, representing the United States in multiple trade disputes, challenging foreign trade barriers and defending U.S. trade remedy laws. Warren also worked for USTR in Geneva, where he represented the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and provided legal support for negotiations. Warren holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia.