Former Deputy Assistant to the President
Kelly Ann Shaw recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. In this role, she led the White House’s Office of International Economic Affairs, responsible for coordinating international economic policy, as part of the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. She was a key negotiator for the United States with foreign governments and international bodies, including in the trade talks with China and the European Union. She was also the United States’ lead negotiator (“Sherpa”) for the G7, G20, and APEC.
Previously, Ms. Shaw served as Trade Counsel to the Committee on Ways and Means and was the lead lawyer and advisor to the Committee on issues related to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, among others.
Prior to joining the Committee, Ms. Shaw was Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), working in Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland. During her time at USTR, she worked to protect the rights of U.S. workers and businesses as a negotiator in one of the world’s largest trade deals and as the lead litigator for the United States in WTO disputes against China, India, Canada, and Mexico, among others. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Assistant Legal Advisor and Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Mission to the WTO in Geneva, where she managed the U.S. litigation portfolio as well as represented the United States before the WTO as a diplomat and negotiator. She previously worked in the private sector for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Microsoft, and Accenture LLP.
She holds a BS and BA from the University of Washington, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from Columbia Law School. Ms. Shaw is originally from Seattle.