Andrew W Shoyer is a partner in Sidley's Washington, DC office and chairs the firm's international trade and dispute resolution practice. Mr Shoyer focuses on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements. Mr Shoyer also advises companies on compliance with sanctions administered by US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Drawing on his experience at the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and with the World Trade Organization (WTO), Mr Shoyer advises companies, trade associations and governments on the use of WTO, NAFTA and other treaty-based trade and investment rules to open markets and resolve disputes. He works extensively with manufacturers and service providers on WTO compliance in Asia, and on protection of intellectual property in bilateral and regional free trade negotiations.
Mr Shoyer spent seven years at USTR, serving most recently as a legal adviser in the US mission to the WTO in Geneva. Prior to his arrival in Geneva, Mr Shoyer was assistant general counsel at USTR in Washington, DC, where he served as principal legal counsel in the negotiation of the market access rules of the NAFTA, as well as the framework agreements with various Latin American countries.
Mr Shoyer is an adjunct faculty member in international trade policy at the school of foreign service of Georgetown University. He received his JD from Georgetown University law center in 1986, his MS in foreign service from Georgetown University school of foreign service in 1986 and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.
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