Alan Wolff

Alan Wolff
Senior Counsel
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff is a member of the International Trade Practice. The practice specializes in all aspects of seeking to improve the international competitive position of major clients. The Practice is active in efforts to obtain market access and limit trade-distorting practices and other burdens on trade through our support of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral negotiations among interested governments, and through litigation where warranted, against dumping and subsidies, private anticompetitive practices, violations of intellectual property rights and trade-related investment performance requirements. Wolff has been principal litigation counsel in many of the largest  trade cases on record.  

Ambassador Wolff serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC); is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Science Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) Board of National Academies, and the Board of the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy and chairs the Committee on Comparative Innovation Policy of the National Academies’ STEP Board. He recently served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). He has lectured at numerous universities and is the author of an extensive range of papers on international trade policy matters. 

Ambassador Wolff served as United States Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations (1977-1979), with the rank of ambassador. As Deputy Trade Representative, he played a key role in the formulation of American trade policy and its implementation, including leading international trade negotiations for the United States. He served as General Counsel of the Agency from 1974-1977, and was responsible for drafting major trade legislation. From 1968-1973, Mr. Wolff was a lawyer dealing with international monetary, trade and development issues at the Treasury Department.

Ambassador Wolff is recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers and Chambers Global for International TradeTrade Remedies & Trade Policy and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2011 as a leader in the field of International Trade and Finance Law.

Recent Events

February 14, 2013

An event that will explore the causes, evidence, and consequences of faltering U.S. competitiveness.

January 17, 2013

Does competition and trade with China increase innovation and productivity?

December 13, 2012

China’s semiconductor industry poses an interesting advanced manufacturing puzzle.