James Bacchus

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James Bacchus chairs the global practice of the Greenberg Traurig law firm, which has nearly 2000 attorneys in offices worldwide. He was a founding Member and served two terms as Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. He is a former Member of Congress, from Florida, and a former international trade negotiator for the United States. He has chaired global efforts on trade and investment for the International Chamber of Commerce and on sustainability for the World Economic Forum. He advises the “G-20” countries on the international economy and has advised the United Nations on climate change. Since returning to Greenberg Traurig in 2004 after eight years of service to the Members of the WTO, Bacchus has been a leader in the firm’s international business practice, advising clients worldwide on trade, investment, finance, sustainability, and other commercial issues. He is the author of the book Trade and Freedom and of numerous other essays and articles on international topics of all kinds. American Lawyer magazine has described him as “the John Marshall of the World Trade Organization.”