Thursday, February 26, 2009
United States Trade Representative
President Obama has nominated Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas, to be the next United States Trade Representative. His confirmation hearings are reportedly scheduled for the week of February 26, 2009. Reports are now also surfacing (on the BNA International Trade Reporter) that one of Kirk's likely deputies will be Demetrios J. Marantis, who is currently the majority international trade counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.