Tim Keeler, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Government and International Trade Group and brings an in-depth knowledge of international trade law and economic policy matters, and a history of working in the Executive Branch and Congress on major economic, legislative and regulatory issues.
Tim provides legal and strategic advice to clients on matters including: the consistency of various legal regimes – or proposed laws – with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and other international legal obligations; committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) filings on proposed transactions of foreign investment; International trade negotiations in the WTO and bilateral or regional for a; WTO and other international trade agreement litigation; International economic, political, and legal events and actions that effect businesses and investors; the U.S. economic decision making process in the Administration and Congress; the political climate in various countries that are pertinent to clients’ business activities; and advocacy on behalf of clients to the U.S. government and to foreign governments.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Tim served in a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Government for almost 12 years. Most recently he was the Chief of Staff in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006 – 2009, where he oversaw implementation of U.S. policy, strategy and negotiations involving all aspects of international trade and investment matters. He worked on a number of key issues including: climate change and trade; US and China relations; WTO negotiations and litigation; free trade agreement negotiations and implementation; and CFIUS decisions. Tim has his BSE in Engineering Science from Tulane University and his JD from George Mason University School of Law.