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Counselor to the USTR
Luis Jimenez serves as Counselor to the U.S Trade Representative (USTR). In that capacity, Jimenez spearheads key USTR initiatives, including leading the Obama Administration’s efforts to secure Trade Promotion Authority.
Prior to returning to USTR, Jimenez worked in the White House, serving as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. He advanced key legislative priorities of the President and coordinated White House work on Congressional oversight and investigations. Before the White House, Jimenez was Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs where he spearheaded the Administration’s successful effort to pass trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama and renew the Generalized System of Preferences and Trade Adjustment Assistance. He first joined USTR in 2009 as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs.
In 2008, Jimenez served as a member of the Presidential Transition Team in the office of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He also spent seven years working for Emanuel when he was a Member of Congress, most recently as the Legislative Director where he managed Democratic Caucus Chairman Emanuel’s legislative agenda.
Before joining Emanuel’s staff, Jimenez lived and worked in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Kansas.