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Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Announces USTR Senior Staff

June 15, 2017

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the senior staff of his office: 

Jamieson Greer: Chief of Staff. Prior to joining USTR, Greer was Of Counsel in the International Trade and National Security practice group at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, and before that, he practiced law for several years in the International Trade Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He also served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps for several years. Greer earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, a joint master’s degree in international business law from l’Insitut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and l’Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Brigham Young University. 

Payne Griffin: Deputy Chief of Staff.  Before coming to USTR, Griffin worked on Capitol Hill, advising then-Senator Jeff Sessions on trade policy and other financial issues. During this time, he also served as the Deputy Lead on Trade Policy Implementation for President Trump’s transition team where he helped develop policy goals and priorities for the future Administration. Prior to his time with Senator Sessions, Griffin worked for Congressman Spencer Bachus from Alabama’s 6th district. Griffin received his bachelor’s degree from American University, and studied the General Course at the London School of Economics. 

Pamela Marcus: Deputy Chief of Staff – Operations. Before joining USTR, Marcus was Manager of the International Trade Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for 25 years.  Marcus also previously worked at McDonnell Douglas in various management positions and at Bell & Co. as a management consultant.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland and Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.                          

Stephen Vaughn: General Counsel. Prior to coming to USTR, Vaughn was a Partner in the International Trade Group at King & Spalding LLP, and before that, he 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, and the World Trade Organization. He earned his law degree from Yale University and Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.  

Timothy Reif: Senior Advisor. Under the new administration, Reif is serving as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative. He advises the U.S. Trade Representative and other senior Administration officials on all global compliance, investment and regulatory matters, as well as trade and investment negotiations.  Prior to his appointment as USTR General Counsel in 2009, Reif served as Chief International Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives, Special Trade Counsel in private law practice, and Associate General Counsel at USTR.  Reif received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and his Master of Public Affairs and Bachelor degrees from Princeton University.  

Christopher Jackson: Assistant USTR for Congressional Affairs. Prior to coming to USTR, Jackson served as Counsel to then-Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama.  There, Jackson advised Senator Sessions on trade, budget, and banking policy.  Prior to his time in the Sessions office Jackson served as an assistant in the Office of Management and Budget under the leadership of Director Jim Nussle, where he worked on both the budget and management side of the Office. He then went on to serve as a Legislative Assistant in the OMB Office of Legislative Affairs. Jackson earned his law degree from The William and Mary School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University. 

Cameron Bishop: Deputy Assistant USTR for Congressional Affairs. Prior to joining USTR, Bishop spent the previous seven years working in the United States House of Representatives. Most recently, Bishop served as Legislative Director for Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and before that, as Legislative Director for Congressman Rick Allen (GA-12). Bishop started his congressional career in Congressman Mike Rogers' (AL-03) office where he spent five years, the majority of which as Legislative Assistant. Before moving to Washington, Bishop worked for a Trade Association in Atlanta. Bishop is a native of Dunwoody, GA and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a double-major. 

Emily Davis: Deputy Assistant USTR for Public & Media Affairs. Davis brings 12 years of policy and political communications experience with her to USTR. She previously worked as the Communications Director of American Action Network/Congressional Leadership Fund. Her prior work also includes senior communications roles with the George Allen for U.S. Senate campaign, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions. Davis received her Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Dallas Baptist University.