Andrew Shoyer is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Sidley Austin LLP 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. Drawing on his experience at the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and with the 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. He has also assisted a global telecommunications services supplier in WTO dispute settlement proceedings to combat unfair conditions of competition in Mexico, and a Brazilian trade association in the use of WTO rules to address regulatory barriers in Europe affecting trade in renewable fuels.
Mr Shoyer spent seven years at USTR, serving most recently as legal adviser in the US Mission to the WTO in Geneva. He was the principal negotiator for the United States of the rules implementing the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding, and has briefed and argued numerous WTO cases before dispute settlement panels and the WTO Appellate Body.
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. He is admitted in the District of Columbia.
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