Top US Trade Official Who Led China Talks To Rejoin Skadden

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 8:57 PM EDT) -- Jeffrey Gerrish, the deputy U.S. trade representative who played a lead role in brokering this year's hard-fought trade pact with China, will rejoin Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in August, the firm announced Tuesday.

Gerrish will join Skadden's CFIUS and National Security Group in Washington, D.C., as a partner. The late-summer move will cap off Gerrish's more than two-year stint in public service, where the Trump appointee helmed turbulent trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, culminating in a controversial phase one deal that took effect in February.

After previously logging two decades with Skadden, with the last few...

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