Claire Reade, AUSTR
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs
Ms. Reade is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy toward China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Mongolia.
Previously, Ms. Reade served as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement at USTR, beginning in 2006. Before joining the USTR team, Ms. Reade was a senior partner at Arnold & Porter where she was an international trade litigator and counselor. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former chair of the American Bar Association International Trade Law Section, a former member of the ABA Council on Asia, and a frequent speaker on international trade law issues.
After receiving her law degree from Harvard and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Ms. Reade spent a year in Taiwan studying Chinese dispute resolution procedures under a Harvard Sheldon Fellowship, pursuing her studies in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese.