RONALD K. LORENTZEN
(202) 342-8420 (202) 342-8420
RONALD K. LORENTZEN Senior International Trade Advisor
Drawing upon nearly four decades of experience in the leading international trade agencies of the U.S. government, Ron Lorentzen brings an unparalleled body of substantive knowledge and policy understanding to advising clients on matters arising under U.S. trade and customs laws, as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade agreements.  Ron provides strategic advice on trade legislation and policies, negotiations and disputes.

During the span of his federal government career, Ron held key positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on matters relating to unfair trade remedy laws, subsidies and industrial policies, the intersection of trade and competition policies and U.S. participation in the work of the WTO.  Ron served at times as the lead U.S. negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations on subsidies, countervailing measures and antidumping practices; lead U.S. representative to WTO and other international bodies responsible for subsidies and antidumping issues; the chairman of the OECD Steel Committee; and the co-chairman of the North American Steel Trade Committee.  At USTR, Ron was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs, and he later served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for (Trade) Enforcement and Compliance.  In these and other positions, Ron oversaw administration of U.S. trade law actions and offered policy advice to senior Executive and Congressional Branch officials on the design and implementation of international trade policy and trade law enforcement.

Ron’s service in government was recognized with numerous awards, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award, the Department of Commerce’s Stephen C. Kaminski Memorial Award, the U.S. Trade Representative Office’s Kelly Award, and numerous Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Bronze Medal awards within the Department of Commerce.

Ron is not licensed to practice law.
 

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Drawing upon nearly four decades of experience in the leading international trade agencies of the U.S. government, Ron Lorentzen brings an unparalleled body of substantive knowledge and policy understanding to advising clients on matters arising under U.S. trade and customs laws, as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international trade agreements.  Ron provides strategic advice on trade legislation and policies, negotiations and disputes.

During the span of his federal government career, Ron held key positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on matters relating to unfair trade remedy laws, subsidies and industrial policies, the intersection of trade and competition policies and U.S. participation in the work of the WTO.  Ron served at times as the lead U.S. negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations on subsidies, countervailing measures and antidumping practices; lead U.S. representative to WTO and other international bodies responsible for subsidies and antidumping issues; the chairman of the OECD Steel Committee; and the co-chairman of the North American Steel Trade Committee.  At USTR, Ron was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs, and he later served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for (Trade) Enforcement and Compliance.  In these and other positions, Ron oversaw administration of U.S. trade law actions and offered policy advice to senior Executive and Congressional Branch officials on the design and implementation of international trade policy and trade law enforcement.

Ron’s service in government was recognized with numerous awards, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award, the Department of Commerce’s Stephen C. Kaminski Memorial Award, the U.S. Trade Representative Office’s Kelly Award, and numerous Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Bronze Medal awards within the Department of Commerce.

Ron is not licensed to practice law.