Judith Czako

jJudith CzakoJudith Czako is Chief Legal Officer in the Rules Division of the WTO Secretariat, which she joined in 1995. After working with the WTO Committees on Anti-Dumping Practices and Safeguards and assisting numerous dispute settlement panels, her principle responsibility at present is overseeing disputes concerning anti-dumping, countervailing duties, safeguards and subsidies. She also advises WTO Member governments on the WTO rules and practical aspects of the investigation and application of trade remedies and conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and trade practitioners. Prior to joining the WTO Secretariat, she was a senior attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the USITC, where she advised the Commission in all aspects of its investigative and trade policy functions, and litigated on behalf of the Commission in US courts and the GATT. Before government service, she was in private legal practice advising domestic and international companies on international trade and antitrust matters, after serving as a legal advisor to the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She has a BS (with honors) in political science and history from the University of Michigan (1977), and MS in Foreign Service and JD (cum laude) degrees from Georgetown University (1981).