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Former USTR Schwab Joins Mayer Brown

Susan Schwab, the U.S. trade representative during the George W. Bush administration, has hooked up with Mayer Brown. She will serve as a strategic adviser with the firm.

She is the firm’s second former trade representative, following Mickey Kantor, who held the job during the Clinton administration and has been a partner with the firm since 1997.

“Ambassador Schwab is one of the world’s most dynamic and influential leaders on matters of international trade and commerce,” Mayer Brown Chairman Bert Krueger said in a statement. “She brings to Mayer Brown exceptional insight and judgment on these issues, along with well-established working relationships with many leaders in the global political and business communities.”

Schwab is also serving as a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.

“The firm’s global platform gives me a unique opportunity to continue working on important strategic issues at the highest levels of business and government,” Schwab said in a statement.

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