Obama Picks Froman For USTR, Pritzker For Commerce

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated White House advisor Mike Froman for U.S. trade representative and selected billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker to take over as secretary of commerce.

Froman served as the deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs over the president's first term and is seen by many as one of the architects of the current U.S. trade agenda. Pritzker is a Chicago-based real estate magnate and one of the wealthiest people in the country.

The top USTR spot has been open since Ron...
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