October 23, 2013
News Release 13-105
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Irving A. Williamson, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Dominic L. Bianchi has been named General Counsel of the USITC.

As General Counsel, Bianchi will serve as the USITC's chief legal advisor. The General Counsel and the other attorneys in that office provide legal advice and support to the Commissioners and USITC staff on investigations and research studies. They also represent the USITC in all litigation involving its determinations and activities as well as providing assistance and advice on general administrative matters, including labor relations, personnel, and procurement.

Prior to his appointment, Bianchi has served in several roles in the agency, including Acting General Counsel, Chief of Staff under Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, and Congressional Relations Officer. Prior to joining the USITC, Bianchi served Ambassadors Michael Kantor and Charlene Barshefsky at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as a congressional affairs specialist, policy advisor, and as the Assistant USTR for Intergovernmental and Public Liaison (acting). He also has practiced trade law in private practice.

Bianchi holds a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices in import trade, such as patent and trademark infringement.

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