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General Counsel, Stephen P. Vaughn

Mr. Vaughn is the General Counsel to the United States Trade Representative (USTR).  In this capacity he advises the USTR on all legal and enforcement matters.

Before coming to USTR, Mr. Vaughn was a Partner in the International Trade Group at King & Spalding LLP, where he focused on international trade litigation and policy issues.  Before joining King and Spalding, Mr. Vaughn was part of the International Trade Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP.  He has extensive experience litigating complex cases involving antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards before numerous agencies and tribunals, including the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, binational panels established pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the World Trade Organization.

He has advised clients on policy matters related to international trade, including the relationship between U.S. trade laws and U.S. WTO obligations, the extent to which China has complied with its WTO obligations, how U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws compare to such laws in other countries, and how new trade agreements might affect U.S. trade policy.

Mr. Vaughn has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Law.  He earned his law degree from Yale University and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from Vanderbilt University.