ARTHUR ARONOFF is Senior Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He advises the International Trade Administration on international investment, export promotion and financing programs, international dispute settlement, international and U.S. competition law and policy, international expositions, and state-owned enterprises. He has been actively involved in the negotiation of free trade agreements, mutual recognition agreements, and bilateral investment treaties. He served as the Office’s lead attorney for the negotiation and implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Mr. Aronoff has provided training on international investment and international corruption issues for Commerce Department personnel, Foreign Service Officers, ASEAN governments, and foreign investment promotion agencies.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Aronoff was an attorney at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, advising on mortgage-backed securities and housing finance. He also practiced corporate law at a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in Classics from Haverford College, an M.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.