NFTC Chair Demands Quick Action On USTR Nomination

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 4:13 PM EST) -- The chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council on Friday pressed Senate Finance Committee heads to move quickly in considering the nomination of attorney Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative, saying that now is not the time for an empty front row in trade negotiations.

In a letter to the committee's chairman, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and ranking minority member, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Alan Wolff — who is also senior counsel at Dentons LLP — urged the "prompt positive consideration" of President Donald Trump's nomination of Lighthizer. Pointing to a late January move from the U.S. to withdraw...

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