Roundtable Discussion with US Treasury Douglas Bell, Jeffrey Siegel, and Matthew Swinehart

Douglas M. Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade and Investment Policy, Jeffrey Siegel, Senior Policy Analyst and Lead Negotiator for Financial Services, and Matthew Swinehart, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Venue : VISA Boardroom (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Road, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : September 08, 2016

Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Price : $0.00

Description

Trade Policy and Data Localization for Financial Services

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Douglas M. Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade and Investment Policy, Jeffrey Siegel, Senior Policy Analyst and Lead Negotiator for Financial Services, and Matthew Swinehart, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss treatment of financial services in U.S. trade and investment agreements, including the new approach for the treatment of financial services in the data localization obligations of trade and investment agreements.

This meeting is an opportunity to provide our input into a policy area of immense importance to financial sector operations.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME FROM 9:00AM TO 10:00AM:

Speakers' Background

Douglas M. Bell Biography

Mr.  Bell is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade and Investment Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.   In this position he has responsibility for trade matters, including financial services (banking and securities) and investment, and oversees Treasury’s role in negotiations on U.S. free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties.   He has responsibility for the development of U.S. policy on official export financing.

Formerly, Mr. Bell was the Counselor and the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In that position he had responsibility for trade policy coordination across the USG, economic analysis on trade matters, and the strategy portfolio for USTR.  He also coordinated the market access, customs and rules of origin efforts for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation.

Prior to rejoining USTR, Mr. Bell was the Director for Trade and Investment with the National Security Council (NSC). His responsibilities included the full range of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade and investment issues.

Before joining the NSC, Mr. Bell was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South East Asia and Pacific with USTR. His responsibilities included the development of the strategic and negotiating framework for the United States’ participation in the TPP FTA. As the Deputy in the Middle East and North Africa office, Mr. Bell managed the negotiations and implementation of the U.S. Morocco FTA as the Deputy Chief Negotiator. He also played a key role in developing the Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative and its implementation.

Prior to joining USTR, Mr. Bell was the regional economic officer in the U.S. State Department on Middle East issues and he also served in Kuwait and Sweden as a Foreign Service Officer. Before joining the State Department, Mr. Bell worked in the private sector as a financial manager for the Hewlett-Packard Company, and with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on international financial issues.

Mr. Bell received a MS in Management from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffrey Siegel

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Senior Policy Analyst and Lead Negotiator for Financial Services at U.S. Department of the Treasury, November 2014 – Present

U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Senior Counsel, February 2011 – November 2014

U.S. House of Representatives

Legislative Director and Counsel, Congressman Michael E. McMahon (D-NY), January 2009 – January 2011 Congressman Michael E. McMahon (D-NY)

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Associate September 2003 – January 2009

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

Legal Intern August 2002 – January 2003

United States Senate Committee on the Budget

Assistant to the Staff Director, January 1999 – January 2000

Rush Holt for Congress Campaign, 12th Congressional District, NJ

Deputy Finance Director/Field Coordinator, June 1998 – November 1998


Education

Cornell Law School

Doctor of Law (J.D.), 
2000 – 2003

Princeton University

B.A. cum laude, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1994 – 1998

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