Catherine A. Novelli is Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs at Apple, Inc. In that role, Ms. Novelli heads a team responsible for Apple’s federal, international, and state and local government relations. Prior to her tenure at Apple, Ms. Novelli was a partner in the Washington office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP where she assisted Fortune 100 clients on issues involving international trade and investment.
Formerly Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe & the Mediterranean, Ms. Novelli coordinated U.S. trade and investment policy for the over 65 countries of Western Europe, Central Europe, Russia, the NIS, the Middle East and Northern Africa. She has taken a leading role in many of the most important U.S. trade negotiations in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Ms. Novelli has also played a critical role for the United States in Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia. As the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, she negotiated most of the bilateral trade and investment agreements that underpin our economic relationship in that region.
Prior to joining USTR, Ms. Novelli served in the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Commerce.