A Unanimous Vote Confirms Scott Kieff As Member of ITC

The United States Senate confirmed F. Scott Kieff, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, to be a member of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) by unanimous consent. The USITC is an independent quasi-judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. “Scott Kieff has spent his career working on issues related to international trade, in both the public and private sectors and in academia. He is well qualified to serve on the International Trade Commission,” Senator and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance Max Baucus said. “This committee will continue to move forward with an ambitious trade agenda, and we will look to the ITC to fairly and objectively enforce our trade laws.”

Joining the GW Law team in August of 2009, Professor Kieff specializes in intellectual property and business law and serves as the Director of Planning and Publications of the Law School’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance.  

After practicing for two years at the Pennie & Edmonds firm in New York, Professor Kieff spent two years as a clerk for the Honorable Giles S. Rich, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., and then moved on to the Chicago offices of Jenner and Block, where he was a trial lawyer and intellectual property specialist.

Professor Kieff entered academia in 1998 as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, followed by the University of Chicago Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. In September of 2003, Professor Kieff was named a W. Glenn Campbell & Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Robert Eckles Swain National Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. He has remained on staff at the Hoover Institution as a Research Fellow, Senior Fellow, and the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow, where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation and serves on the Property Rights Task Force.

The mission of the Commission is to administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; provide the President, USTR, and Congress with independent analysis, information; and support on matters of tariffs, international trade, and U.S. competitiveness, and maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

Click here to watch the confirmation hearing [Video - beginning at 34:22]

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