Senate Confirms Punke As Deputy US Trade Rep.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 21, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- In a move applauded by business trade groups and government leaders, the U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Mayer Brown LLP partner Michael Punke as deputy U.S. trade representative, in which role he will continue to serve as the permanent representative to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

Punke was among several officials approved Thursday night by lawmakers to several key economic and financial posts, including Isi Siddiqui, who was confirmed as U.S. chief agricultural negotiator. Both Punke and Siddiqui were appointed to their current positions...
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