Daniel M. Price, Managing Director

Daniel M. Price focuses on international economic policy, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution, drawing on his experience as Senior Partner for Global Issues at Sidley Austin, the White House international economics advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa,” USTR Deputy General Counsel, and Deputy Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.

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Michael J. Smart, Managing Director

Michael J. Smart focuses on international trade and investment policy, including market access and regulatory matters, drawing on his experience as International Trade Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance, Director for International Trade and Investment at the National Security Council, Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, and Legislative Director for a US Congressman.

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Barbara Weisel, Managing Director

Barbara Weisel focuses on international trade and investment policy and negotiations as well as market access and regulatory matters, drawing on her experience as Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and lead US negotiator of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and as an economist at the State Department covering Japan and the Middle East.

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Katherine K. Martin, Managing Director

Katherine K. Martin focuses on international financial regulation and economic policy, drawing on her experience as Head of International Regulatory Policy and Supervisory Cooperation at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and SEC representative to the Financial Stability Board and International Organization of Securities Commissions.

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Daniel Bahar, Managing Director

Daniel Bahar focuses on international trade and investment issues, including the intersection between national security, trade, and the digital economy, drawing on his experience as Assistant US Trade Representative for Services and Investment at USTR, where he led services, investment, and digital trade policy development, including USTR’s CFIUS role, China investment market access negotiations, and digital trade negotiations.

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Jean-David Levitte, Senior Policy Advisor

Jean-David Levitte focuses on European policy issues and foreign relations, drawing on his experience as Senior Diplomatic Advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa” to former French Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac. He also served as French ambassador to the US, Permanent Representative to the UN, and held numerous positions in the French Foreign Ministry (including postings in Beijing and Hong Kong).

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Scott McCallum, Policy Analyst

Scott McCallum researches and reports on international economic policy, digital economy, and trade and investment issues. Mr. McCallum received his BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. He previously served as a Global Trade Advisor with TradeMoves LLC, where he focused on trade policy and market access issues.


Rachel Layne, Policy Analyst

Rachel Layne researches and reports on international finance, regulatory matters, and investment issues. Ms. Layne received her BA in International Affairs and Economics from George Washington University. She previously interned with the Global Trade Department at Trek Bicycle Corporation, where she focused on customs and trade compliance issues.


Virginia Barth, Office Manager

Virginia Barth is responsible for all aspects of office management, including finance, schedule coordination, and operations. A native South Carolinian, Ms. Barth received her BA in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She previously worked as an executive assistant in government relations and on Capitol Hill.