Jennifer A. Hillman is a Senior Advisor with International Capital Strategies. She is also a Senior Fellow for trade and international political economy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), specializing in U.S. trade policy, the law and politics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), international organizations, and Brexit. Hillman was most recently a professor of practice at the Georgetown University Law Center, teaching the lead courses in international business and international trade, along with a practicum on international trade and investment law. She authored Legal Aspects of Brexit: Implications of the United Kingdom’s Decision to Withdraw from the European Union (IIEL 2017). She has also written extensively about international trade law and the WTO, including an IIEL Policy Brief on the WTO consistency of the Ryan-Brady “A Better Way” tax proposal, the leading casebook on trade, International Trade Law, 3rd ed., Wolters Kluwer (2016), papers on recent WTO cases on sanitary and phytosanitary measures (World Trade Review) and a joint GMFUS-American Action Forum paper “Changing Climate for Carbon Taxes.”
She has had a distinguished career in public service, both nationally and internationally. She recently completed her term as one of seven members from around the world serving on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body. Prior to that, Hillman served for nine years as a commissioner at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), rendering decisions in more than six hundred investigations regarding injury to U.S. industries caused by imports that were dumped or subsidized, along with making numerous decisions in cases involving alleged patent or trademark infringement. Before her appointment to the USITC, Hillman served as general counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), where she had previously been an ambassador and chief textiles negotiator. Prior to accepting that position, she served as legislative director and counsel to U.S. Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina.
Hillman formerly served as a partner in the law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent, a senior transatlantic fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and on the selection panel for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Hillman also serves on the board of visitors at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Duke University.