Kelly Ann Shaw

Kelly Ann Shaw

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5743

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Kelly Ann Shaw, former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, brings to bear a deep knowledge of U.S. international trade, investment, and economic law and policy drawn from her extensive public service at the White House, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. Congress.

In her White House role, serving on both the National Security Council and National Economic Council, Kelly Ann led the Office of International Economic Affairs and played an instrumental role in a wide range of legislation, negotiations, and agreements, including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the China Phase One agreement. As a senior adviser to the president on matters of international economic policy, including trade, investment, development, global economics, energy, and the environment, she was directly involved in almost every major economic decision made at the Trump White House.

Kelly Ann also has served as lead U.S. negotiator at the G7, G20, and APEC and led the U.S.-UK Economic Working Group. As Republican Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means, Kelly Ann played an important role in formulating U.S. international trade and investment law, policy, and strategy. In her role as Assistant General Counsel for USTR based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C., she represented the United States in more than 40 World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes and in negotiations. She also served as a lead lawyer, negotiator, and adviser in other important international negotiations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Prior to her distinguished government service, Kelly Ann was in private practice in Washington, D.C.

*Admitted only in California. Supervised by principals of the firm.

Awards and recognitions


Government: Government Relations, Recommended
Legal 500 US


Woman of the Year for Government Service
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia Law School, with honors, 2009

M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, with honors, 2005

B.S., B.A., University of Washington, cum laude, 2004

Bar admissions and qualifications


Related knowledge

China Trade and Security

Representative experience

Deeply involved in the negotiation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.*

Deeply involved in the negotiation of the U.S. China Phase-One Agreement.*

Served as lead negotiator ("Sherpa") for the United States at the G7, G20, and APEC.*

Led the U.S.-UK Economic Working Group on behalf of the White House.*

Lead litigator for the United States in WTO disputes with China, India, Canada, and Mexico.*

Helped litigate more than 40 WTO disputes on behalf of the United States.*

Advised members of Congress on international trade and investment law, policy, and strategy.*

Lawyer and negotiator for the United States in large international trade negotiations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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