Maria Pagan

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María Pagán
United States Trade Representative
Acting
In office
January 20, 2017 – March 2, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMichael Froman
Succeeded byStephen Vaughn (Acting)
Personal details
BornPuerto Rico, U.S.
EducationTufts University (BA)
Georgetown University (MA, JD)

María L. Pagán (also spelled as Maria Pagan) is the current Deputy General Counsel of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), giving legal advice about trade negotiations, agreements, and regulations.[1] During the transition from the Obama to the Trump governments, she served as the acting United States Trade Representative.[2]

Born in Puerto Rico, Pagán graduated from Georgetown University. After being a legal adviser at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1993 to 2003, Pagán has been working at the USTR. She had a leading role in several trade negotiation teams.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maria Pagan, Deputy General Counsel". ustr.gov. Office of the United States Trade Representative. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  2. ^ "Maria Pagan assumes acting USTR role; Tim Reif to advise Lighthizer". InsideTrade.com. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  3. ^ For example, she was the leader of the Negotiating Group on Dispute Settlement in negotiations Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), see "U.S. government negotiating team for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)" (PDF). Office of the United States Trade Representative. p. 3. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Froman
United States Trade Representative
Acting

2017
Succeeded by
Stephen Vaughn
Acting