Alan Larson and Robert Wang: Outlook for the TPP in the Lame Duck and Beyond

Alan P. Larson, Senior International Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP; and Robert S. Wang, Senior Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP

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

Date : November 17, 2016

Time : 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

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Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Alan Larson and Robert Wang, Senior Policy Advisors at Covington and Burling LLP, former senior Department of State officials responsible for U.S. economic policy toward the Asia-Pacific region.  They will offer their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership's post-election prospects as well as broad U.S. Asia policy in the new administration. 

About the Speakers:

Alan P. Larson
Senior International Policy Advisor
Covington & Burling LLP

Alan Larson provides clients with strategic advice, counseling and representation at the intersection of international business and public policy. A Ph.D. economist, decorated diplomat and non-lawyer, Mr. Larson advises clients on high stakes international challenges. His trouble shooting takes him to all parts of the world. His practice encompasses international investment and acquisitions; sanctions and trade compliance; international energy transactions, international aviation and international trade. He has helped win approval of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) for some of the highest profile foreign investments in the United States, including several by state-owned companies and sovereign wealth funds.

Larson helps Covington’s management team formulate and implement its international strategy. He is Chairman of Transparency International/USA and a Board Member of Helping Children Worldwide. He previously served in the State Department two top economic policy jobs, as Under Secretary of State for Economics and Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, as well as Ambassador to OECD. He is a Career Ambassador, the State Department’s highest honor.

Robert S. Wang
Senior Policy Advisor
Covington & Burling LLP

Robert Wang advises clients on matters involving China and Southeast Asia. A non-lawyer, Mr. Wang previously worked at the U.S. Department of State as a career Foreign Service Officer for more than 30 years, with postings in Mainland China (Beijing and Shanghai), Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and as the desk officer for Cambodia. From 2013-2015, he served as the U.S. Senior Official to the 
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

to this, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan. Mr. Wang was also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

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