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Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General

Since April 17, 2016, Bill Baer has served as the third-highest ranking official at the Department of Justice.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Earlier this month, Department of Commerce General Counsel Kelly Welsh and I led a delegation of respected federal judges and other officials to Beijing, China, to join their Chinese judicial counterparts for the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-China Judicial Dialogue in Support of Reform and Economic Growth.  President Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to establish the dialogue during President Xi’s state visit last September.  The dialogue gives us an opportunity to engage on the topic of judicial reform and to share the U.S. experience ensuring fair, transparent and independent application of the rule of law in the commercial context.

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