Theodore Kassinger

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Theodore W. Kassinger

Theodore William Kassinger (born January 26, 1953) is an international trade attorney who is a partner in the Washington DC office of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP.[1] He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he was born in 1953.[2] He was formerly the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2004-2005 and General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2001-2004 during the administration of George W. Bush.[1]

While serving as Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Kassinger managed a $6.5 billion annual budget, and 38,000 employees, and dealt with matters of international trade and international trade policy.[3] He was also a keynote speaker at the 2005 "U.S. - China Trade: Opportunities and Challenges Conference" [4]

Prior to his government service, Kassinger was a partner at Vinson & Elkins, a multinational law firm, based in Houston, Texas. He practiced in the areas of international trade and business law and international dispute resolution.[3]

Kassinger grew up in Athens, Georgia, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia College of Environment & Design in 1974 and a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1978.[1][3]

In 2013, Kassinger was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Partner page "Theodore Kassinger", accessed August 11, 2009.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Deputy Secretary Theodore W. Kassinger", "", accessed August 11, 2009.
  4. ^ "US China Trade Conference", Univ of Georgia School of Law, April 14, 2005.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Bodman
United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Succeeded by
David Sampson