Obama Would Signal Trade Push By Picking Froman For USTR

Law360, New York (April 30, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT) -- If White House economic adviser Mike Froman is nominated for U.S. Trade Representative this week as expected, attorneys say it would signal a heightened administration focus on closing the massive free trade pacts currently planned in the Pacific and the European Union.

Froman, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, has been widely reported be the president's top pick to replace Ron Kirk, who stepped down from the Cabinet-level post in March.

The leadership transition at USTR comes as the administration is...
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