Miriam Sapiro

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Miriam Sapiro
Miriam Sapiro official portrait.jpg
United States Trade Representative
In office
May 23, 2013 – June 21, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy Michael Punke
Preceded by Demetrios Marantis (Acting)
Succeeded by Michael Froman
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 53–54)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Williams College
New York University

Miriam Elizabeth Sapiro (born 1960) is the current Deputy United States Trade Representative. She previously served as the Deputy Trade Representative under Demetrios Marantis, and became the acting Trade Representative when Marantis resigned on May 23, 2013.[1][2]

Sapiro attended New York University School of Law. She was the founder and president of Summit Strategies International, a consulting firm involved in internet and telecommunications policies. Prior to that, she was an executive in the technology sector. Sapiro worked in the White House for then-President Bill Clinton as Special Assistant and Counselor to the President for Southeast European Stabilization and Reconstruction. She also served as Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, and as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and Office of Legal Advisers.[1]

Sapiro has taught international courses at New York University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Columbia University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Washington International Trade Association.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Demetrios Marantis
United States Trade Representative

Succeeded by
Michael Froman