University of North Carolina (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1971). Yale Law School (Juris Doctor, 1975). Phi Beta Kappa. Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School, 1984-1986.
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, 1990.
Office legal adviser Department State, Washington, 1977-1982. From deputy to general counsel, United States trade representative Secretary Commerce for Import Administration, 1982—1989. Partner Sidley & Austin, 1989-1996.
Joined Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers American (PhRMA), since 1996, executive vice president policy and strategic affairs Washington, 1996—2001. Member President Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform. Policy official and attorney Department Commerce and State.
Editorial advisory board American Journal International Law, Georgetown Law and Policy in International Business, George Washington Journal International Law and Economic. Advisory board and committee United States Export-Import Bank, Syracuse University Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs, Atlantic Council, Brookings Institution Council on Public Policy Education. Visiting lecturer in field.
(In view of NAFTA's economic and geopolitical significance...)
Member advisory county on public policy and education Brookings Institute. Member of advisory board Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs Syracuse (New York) U., 1993-1998, G.W.J. International Law and Economics, 1984-1997, Georgetown J.L. & Poly International Business, 1993-1997, also corporate counsel Member American Bar Association (international section co-chairman trade committee 1986-1990, councils 1987-1990), District of Columbia Bar (international section, chairman steering committee 1987-1988. Co-chairman trade committee 1983-1986), American Society International Law (editorial advisory board 1982-1989, county 1994-1996), Washington International Trade Association, Council on Foreign Rels., Phi Beta Kappa.