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L. Daniel Mullaney

Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

Dan Mullaney is Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.  He develops, coordinates, and implements U.S. trade policy toward the European Union and other European trading partners, Eurasia, the Middle East, and northern Africa. 

From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Mullaney was the Senior Trade Representative in the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he advocated on behalf of U.S. trade interests in the various institutions of the European Union and represented USTR in the broader Brussels trade policy community.  Before becoming Senior Trade Representative in Brussels, Mr. Mullaney was an attorney in USTR’s Office of General Counsel, where he led negotiations and provided legal advice for free trade and other agreements and represented the United States in dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization.   Mr. Mullaney’s substantive area of responsibility in the general counsel’s office included trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary regulations, and trade and environment, among other areas. 

Prior to joining USTR in 1999, Mr. Mullaney was a partner in a major international law firm, specializing in international trade law. 

Mr. Mullaney is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He earned a B.A. degree from Amherst College in 1979, and a joint law/foreign service masters degree from Georgetown University.  He is married and has two children.