Alexandra Whittaker is the House Ways and Means Committee’s Chief Trade Counsel. She advises the committee on issues related to free trade agreement negotiations and enforcement, bilateral relationships with U.S. trading partners, preference programs, sanctions, trade remedies, congressional oversight, as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Before joining the Committee staff, Alexandra was Assistant General Counsel for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) with responsibility for providing legal counsel and policy guidance on a wide-variety of international trade matters, as well as litigating trade remedies and agricultural disputes before the WTO. During her time at USTR, Alexandra also served as Assistant Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was a U.S. negotiator for the WTO dispute settlement reform negotiations and represented the United States in all disputes and disputes-related matters before the WTO.
Alexandra previously worked as an environmental attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and counsel for a trade association.
She is a graduate of Spelman College and Howard University School of Law.