Neal Announces New Ways and Means Democratic Chief Trade Counsel

Jul 31, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today announced that Katherine Tai has been named Democratic Chief Trade Counsel for the committee.

“Throughout her service in two Administrations at USTR and years with our committee, Katherine has proven she has the knowledge and experience to tackle and understand our nation’s most pressing trade issues,” said Rep. Neal. “I am happy to welcome her to this new role, and I am confident she will play an important part in helping Democrats improve our nation’s trade policy in the years ahead.”

Tai served as Trade Counsel for the Ways and Means Committee from 2014-2017, and served in the Office of the General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2007-2014, including as Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement from 2011-2014. Prior to joining USTR, Tai worked for several law firms in Washington, D.C. She earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.