Senate Confirms Skadden Partner For USTR Leadership Team

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 9:43 PM EST) -- The Senate approved a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner to serve in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Monday, filling the last deputy slot to assist USTR Robert Lighthizer in crafting U.S. trade policy.

Lighthizer said on Tuesday that he applauded the Senate's approval of Jeffrey Gerrish as deputy U.S. trade representative and that he was looking forward to Gerrish joining the agency. Gerrish joins C.J. Mahoney, Dennis Shea and Gregg Doud — who were confirmed last week — to serve as the agency's senior officials below Lighthizer.

"Jeff is a seasoned expert whose experience in...

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