Jeffrey Gerrish

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Jeffrey Gerrish
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Deputy United States Trade Representative
Assumed office
March 19, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMichael Punke
Personal details
Born (1969-06-04) June 4, 1969 (age 49)
EducationUniversity at Albany, SUNY
Duke University School of Law

Jeffrey Gerrish(born June 4, 1969)[1] is an American lawyer. Currently the Deputy United States Trade Representative,[2] Gerrish was previously a partner in the International Trade Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Gerrish was a member of President Trump's trade transition team.[3]

Gerrish has experience litigating trade disputes before the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, federal courts, North American Free Trade Agreement bi-national panels, and the World Trade Organization.[4] He has been appointed by the chief judge of the United States Court of International Trade to serve as a member of the court's Rules Advisory Committee.[2]

He is due to lead the US-delegation in trade-talks with China in mid-January 2019. He is seen as having a close world view to Robert Lighthizer, who mentored him, and so, is expected to take a tough stance against China in these talks.[5]


  1. ^ "Jeffrey D. Gerrish"
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Lawder, David (December 13, 2016). "Trump packs trade team with veterans of steel wars with China". Reuters. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Wagner, Erich (June 14, 2017). "Appointee Watch: An FBI Director Nominee, Defense Picks and More". Government Executive. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Martin, Will. "Washington and Beijing just agreed fresh trade talks, but the man leading the US delegation should have China worried". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-01-04.