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Annex 1-B
International Competition Policy Advisory Committee
Biography of Members


James F. Rill: Senior Partner with Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, PLLC. He has been practicing exclusively antitrust, competition, and merger law for almost 40 years. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Rill was the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. As AAG, he was responsible for negotiating the 1991 U.S.-EU antitrust cooperation agreement. Mr. Rill is a former Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law, and is current Vice-Chair of the International Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD Competition Law and Policy Committee. He is author and contributor to numerous publications and serves on the editorial board of BNA Antitrust and Trade Regulation, The Antitrust Bulletin, and the Antitrust Report.

Paula Stern: President of The Stern Group, Inc., an economic and trade analysis firm providing advice on international competitiveness policy and regulatory matters. As Commissioner and Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission from 1978 to 1987, the Honorable Dr. Stern analyzed and voted on over 1,000 trade cases across a spectrum of industries and agriculture. Dr. Stern serves on many public policy councils, including the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. She is an author and public speaker on trade and foreign policy, Congress-Executive relations, women's issues, and U.S. relations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Executive Director:

Merit E. Janow: Professor in the Practice of International Trade at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is also Director of the International Economic Policy program at SIPA and Co-Director of Columbia's APEC Study Center. From 1990-93, she served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China. At USTR, she was involved in the negotiation of over a dozen trade agreements. Previously, she practiced corporate law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York. She is fluent in Japanese and is the author of several books and numerous articles.

Committee Members:

Zoë Baird: President of The Markle Foundation. Formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Aetna, Inc. Ms. Baird has worked for General Electric as Counselor and Staff Executive and was a partner in the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Ms. Baird serves on the Board of the Brookings Institution and the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

Thomas E. Donilon: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Fannie Mae. Formerly a partner with the firm of O'Melveny & Myers. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Donilon served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and as Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, for which he received the State Department's highest award, the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Donilon is currently co-chair of the Council on Foreign Relations' Congress and United States Foreign Policy Program.

John T. Dunlop: Lamont University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University. He is a past Chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and was acting Director of the Business and Government Center at the School of Government. Secretary of Labor during the Ford Administration. Professor Dunlop is the author of numerous books on wages and industrial relations. He is a Life Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Eleanor M. Fox: Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law. She was a partner and is counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She has served as Commissioner on President Carter's National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures, as Chair of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as Vice President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and as Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section.

Raymond V. Gilmartin: Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Company, Inc. Mr. Gilmartin is former Director and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and Chairman of the Healthcare Leadership Council. He is also a Director of the College Fund/The United Negro College Fund and a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Council on Competitiveness.

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.: Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC; Of Counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Mr. Jordan was President of the National Urban League, Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund, and Attorney-Consultant to the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. He also has served on the President's Advisory Committee to the Points of Light Initiative Foundation, the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on South Africa, and the Advisory Council on Social Security. Mr. Jordan is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Bar Association and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Steven Rattner: Deputy Chairman of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Rattner founded Lazard's Communications Group. Before beginning his investment banking career in 1982 with Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Incorporated, Mr. Rattner was employed by The New York Times as a correspondent in New York, Washington and London, specializing in economic and energy matters. Mr. Rattner is Chairman of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, a Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1994 Mr. Rattner was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Richard P. Simmons: Chairman of the Board of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated. In addition to his role as Chairman of Allegheny Technologies, he is a member of the Executive Committee of Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is also a life member of the MIT Corporation and a director of PNC Bank Corporation. Mr. Simmons is a director and past Chairman of the United Way.

G. Richard Thoman: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Xerox Corporation. Prior to joining Xerox, Mr. Thoman was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the IBM Corporation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, and The Business Roundtable. He is also a director of DaimlerChrysler, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, a board member of the Americas Society, an advisory board member of the Yale University School of Business and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

David B. Yoffie: Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration, Harvard Business School. Chairman of the Competition and Strategy Department and Chairman of the Advanced Management Program, Professor Yoffie also ran the School's international executive program, Managing Global Opportunities, and directed Harvard's four year research project on international trade. He is a widely published author on international business, technology, and competitive strategy.


Cynthia R. Lewis: Before joining the Advisory Committee as counsel, Cynthia Lewis was an associate with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1993-1998. While at Skadden she practiced with the Antitrust and EC Law departments in New York and Brussels, Belgium where she analyzed mergers under U.S. and European competition laws. She also assessed antitrust filing requirements in the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world on behalf of clients engaged in multinational transactions. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993.

Andrew J. Shapiro: Before joining the Advisory Committee as counsel, Andrew Shapiro was an associate with the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling from 1995-1998 practicing with the international, litigation, and antitrust practice groups. He graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1994 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 1995. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stephanie G. Victor: Ms. Victor joined the Advisory Committee as counsel with a background in international litigation and interagency enforcement cooperation after spending several years with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Previously, she practiced antitrust and trade law as an associate with the Washington law firm of Ablondi, Foster, Sobin and Davidow. Ms. Victor is a 1990 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She is fluent in French.

Updated June 25, 2015

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