WASHINGTON, May 31 LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire — Today the President appointed Sidley Austin LLP partner Daniel M. Price as Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs. In this role, he will serve as principal advisor to the President on international economic issues and will be responsible for coordinating Administration policy on international trade
and investment, foreign assistance to developing countries, and the
international aspects of energy security and climate change. He will begin at the White House in early July.
Mr. Price heads the International Trade and Dispute Resolution Group,
which joined the firm in May 2002 with 35 professionals. The Group, which
has grown to more than 50 professionals in Brussels, Geneva and Washington, was named for the past three years as the Trade and Customs Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal, as the Global WTO Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners for 2006, and as the leading Elite Investment Treaty Arbitration Practice by the Global Arbitration Review in 2006. Group members have been involved in more than one third of the WTO cases since the beginning of the WTO and represent clients in all aspects of trade regulation, international arbitration and counseling with respect to trade policy. Andrew Shoyer, a partner in the Washington office, who formerly
served as legal advisor to the US Trade Representative and is a leading WTO litigator, will assume the role of head of the Practice Group.
Tom Cole, Chairman of the Executive Committee, said, “During the past 5 years, this group has made an enormous contribution to the global practice and perspective of the firm. Dan has built a global team of highly respected professionals. We will miss Dan but know that the Group will continue to expand and thrive under the leadership of Andy Shoyer. This appointment is a tremendous honor for Dan, the Group and the firm.”
“Our Group has flourished at Sidley and we have been able to work with other practices at the firm to address global issues for Sidley’s large roster of clients,” commented Dan Price. “I am very honored by this
appointment and look forward to assisting the Administration. I am
confident that under Andy’s leadership, the Group will continue to set the global standard for international trade and arbitration practices.”
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the world.” Sidley was again named the number one law firm for overall
client service by BTI, a Boston-based consulting and research firm, in
2007. BTI has also named Sidley to their Client Service Hall of Fame as one of only two law firms to rank in the Client Service Top 10 for six years in a row.
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