Thomas R. Graham

Tom Graham is the Chair of the WTO Appellate Body. He previously served as the Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the US Trade Representative, where he was instrumental in the negotiation of the Tokyo Round Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and where he represented the US Government in dispute settlement proceedings under the GATT. After leaving government, Mr. Graham spent several years in private practice. Before being appointed to the Appellate Body, he was a senior counsel at King & Spalding, where he had previously served as the chair of the firm’s international trade practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Graham served for three years in Geneva as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Mr. Graham was the first chairman of the American Society of International Law’s Committee on International Economic Law, and the chair of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Exports. He has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Law School and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center and the American University Washington College of Law. He has edited books on international trade policy, and international trade and environment, and he has written many articles and monographs on international trade law and policy as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and as a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Mr. Graham holds a BA in Political Science from Indiana University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.