The Wall Street Journal Quotes Partner Paul Rosenthal on Trump Pick for Trade Rep
January 24, 2017

Partner Paul Rosenthal was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article "Trump's Pick for Trade Rep May Have Legal Conflict." The article notes that President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. trade representative represented the Brazilian government during a trade dispute with American industry three decades ago, an issue that could complicate his confirmation under U.S. law. Mr. Rosenthal noted that, “Mr. Lighthizer's work with Brazil was related to a trade case between the U.S. and Brazilian industries rather than a government-led dispute or set of negotiations.” He went on to say that, “I don't see it as a problem," Mr. Rosenthal said. Cases such as the Brazil example "are not negotiations between the U.S. government and a foreign government per se.”