Timothy M. Reif has more than 20 years of experience in international trade law, policy, and negotiations. Most recently he served as chief international trade counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he advised members of the committee, Democratic members of the House, and staff, on trade and international economic matters. He is responsible for enforcement of all U.S. trade agreements, including World Trade Organization and U.S free trade agreements; providing legal counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. negotiators on all new trade negotiations and the implementation of existing trade agreements, advising on trade legislation, trade remedies, administrative law and government ethics, and managing the office of General Counsel.
From 1989 to 1993, Reif served as associate general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he was lead U.S. Trade Representative negotiator for the Uruguay Round Antidumping Agreement. He also negotiated provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement and a number of bilateral agreements, including the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Agreement of 1991. Reig litigated and supervised the litigation of more than a dozen disputes in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and under U.S. free trade agreements.
He has also held teaching positions at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and at Georgetown Law School.
Reif earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, and received a B.A. and a M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University.