Gregory J. Mastel Joins Kelley Drye as Director of Government Relations
March 29, 2012

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory J. Mastel has joined the firm as director of government relations, working in the Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Mastel brings nearly two decades of experience in government relations and trade policy in both the public and private sectors.  As former chief international trade advisor and economist for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, he developed many pieces of legislation related to U.S.trade and tax policy and served as official congressional advisor to U.S.international trade negotiations.   Mr. Mastel also held a number of positions with Senator Max Baucus, including chief of staff, where he provided counsel on a wide range of political and policy issues.

Building upon his legislative expertise, Mr. Mastel has advised a number of corporate and government clients on international trade and tax matters. He has also worked with several banks and funds to identify investment opportunities created by changes in policy in the United States and around the world. Most recently, Mr. Mastel served as managing director at Dutko Grayling where he consulted clients on tax, trade and environmental issues and assisted in outreach to the U.S. Congress and the Administration.

“Mr. Mastel’s unique experience in government relations and deep expertise in international trade puts him at the heart of the issues that are most important to our clients.  We are excited not only to expand our government and public affairs practice but also to further enhance our international trade expertise.  We’re thrilled to have him join our team,” said Paul Rosenthal, Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C.office.

Mr. Mastel has published several books on international economic and financial issues including, Antidumping Laws and the U.S. Economy in 1998, The Rise of the Chinese Economy in 1997 and U.S. Trade Laws After the Uruguay Round in 1996. His articles on international tax and trade issues have also been featured in publications including The International Economy, Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, Law & Business, The Washington Quarterly and Foreign Policy. He has been cited by The New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Mastel has also appeared on a number of broadcast programs, including Market Watch and NewsHour.

“I am delighted to join a widely respected firm known for its expertise and experience in regulatory and legislative issues.  I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across practice areas and advising Kelley Drye clients on matters that are close to my heart,” Mr. Mastel said.

Mr. Mastel received his Bachelor of Science degree from Regents College and graduated from Edinburgh Business School with a Masters of Business Administration.