King & Spalding landed Jamieson Greer, most recently chief of staff in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, as a partner on its international trade team in Washington.
Greer had held the chief of staff position since May 2017, and worked with the USTR and senior White House officials on developing and implementing trade policy. That included negotiations on a trade deal with China and a new trade agreement for the United States, Mexico and Canada.
He also was involved at the USTR in adopting changes in decision-making at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Prior to joining USTR, Greer was in the private sector, working on international trade litigation, compliance, and policy. He had worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he had been an associate, and at Kirkland & Ellis, where he was of counsel.
“Jamieson has exceptional experience working alongside senior officials on the most critical international trade issues of the day, providing him an invaluable perspective on the inner workings of global trade relations and how they impact business,” said Wick Sollers, head of King & Spalding’s government matters practice.
Greer said, in a statement, that “King & Spalding’s international trade practice has a very strong reputation, boosted by an impressive line-up of former senior officials from governmental and trade bodies.”
He is one of more than a dozen new partners in King & Spalding offices around the United States this year. Among them are former attorney general Rod Rosenstein who has joined the firm’s Washington office.
In bolstering the firm’s trade bench, Steve Orava, head of King & Spalding’s international trade team, said, in a statement, that the firm’s “strategy is to continue to grow our substantive and geographic strength by adding leading talent to our existing team in Washington, Brussels, Geneva, and other offices.”
“Jamieson provides additional in-depth expertise and experience, especially in key areas such as trade with China, the EU, and the wider North American region,” Orava said.
“He can provide invaluable guidance on matters from complex trade remedies litigation to government enforcement of export controls and CFIUS requirements.”
Greer also served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he was both prosecutor and defense counsel in criminal investigations and courts martial involving military personnel.
Prior to his military service, he clerked for Judge Irena Pelikanova at the European Court of Justice.