Frank Samolis, Esq

Global Trade Partner and Co Chair, Squire Patton Boggs, Washington DC, USA

Frank Samolis has substantial legal, policy and procedural expertise in bilateral/regional trade agreements, havingrepresented several sovereign entities in free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the US, including active engagement on legislative matters for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the implementation of the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement, the Uruguay Round of GATT trade negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement, extending MFN status and securing PNTR for China, Trade Promotion Authority, and enhancing Caribbean and African trade benefits. His has represented foreign sovereigns or foreign multinationals from Asia, Europe, Central and Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to US companies seeking expanded market access in major export markets. Frank was previously counsel to the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, US House of Representatives, as well as selected by the US Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce to an Industry Trade Advisory Committee. Frank co-chairs Squire Patton Boggs’ International Trade Practice, leads the firm’s India Practice, and is a leader of our Colombia Desk within the Latin America Practice.