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Philip Chen

Philip Chen is Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  He leads engagement on innovation and intellectual property issues arising under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the U.S.-China Phase One trade agreement, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement.  He previously served as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement in the Office of the General Counsel at USTR, responsible for U.S. enforcement actions against China under U.S. trade laws and at the WTO.  Mr. Chen was also a litigation attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, and worked on rule of law programs in China for several years for Yale Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.  Before private practice, he was a law clerk for Judge José A. Cabranes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Philip Chen is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.