Event Details

Supply chain resilience is top of mind in the wake of the U.S.-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have been actively reviewing and in some cases altering supply chains in light of trade frictions. With the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are considering more interventionist roles. They are looking to create shorter supply chains and increased diversification with broad reliance on essential security, export controls, or domestic production requirements.

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present a webinar by Crowell & Moring International (CMI) on May 8 at 8 am Shanghai time. Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and current CMI President and CEO, CMI Senior Advisor Himamauli Das, and Crowell & Moring LLP Partner Evan Y. Chuck will discuss what the trade war and COVID-19 will mean for the future of supply chains and the U.S.-China relationship; how to rebuild international commerce and prevent the next crisis; and what industries can do to strengthen investment and infrastructure, data flow across borders, and more flexible rules and regulations to facilitate a more digital economy and business continuity.

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  • Ambassador Robert Holleyman (President and CEO of Crowell & Moring International)

    Ambassador Robert Holleyman

    President and CEO of Crowell & Moring International

    Ambassador Robert Holleyman is the president and CEO of Crowell & Moring International and a partner in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade, and Privacy and Security groups. He advises clients on a range of trade and investment issues, including market access, global trade negotiations, tariffs, cross-border data flows, and privacy/cybersecurity, among other things.

    Ambassador Holleyman has significant trade, international business, economic policy, and legal experience from his service as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, as CEO of a highly successful information technology advocacy association, and work as counsel in the U.S. Senate. He served as Deputy United States Trade Representative from 2014-2017, with the rank of Ambassador.

    In his most recent position, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for U.S. trade and investment relations with Asia and with regional institutions, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. He led USTR’s negotiations with China, including the work of the annual Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and with India through the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF). In addition, Ambassador Holleyman was responsible for global trade policy in the areas of services, investment, intellectual property (IP), and innovation.

    Ambassador Holleyman led the creation of a new Digital Trade Working Group within USTR to focus on trade policy and the digital economy and to advance U.S. negotiating priorities around digital trade. He developed and advanced USTR’s “Digital2Dozen,” a series of groundbreaking measures secured in the Asia-Pacific region that established rules promoting a free and open internet; expanded e-commerce; led to the free flow of cross-border data transfers; and enhanced cybersecurity, consumer privacy, competition in telecommunications networks, and disciplines to eliminate and prohibit barriers to new digital products and services.

    Ambassador Holleyman served as a board member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s global development financing institution. He represented USTR on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), reviewing foreign acquisitions of U.S. commercial entities for their impact on national security.

    Ambassador Holleyman received his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he was named its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. He has studied at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, NM,an Honorary Trustee of the National Building Museum and has previously served as a board member of the Stephen Decatur House Museum and Food & Friends in Washington, DC. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the EastWest Institute and member of the Advisory Council at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

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  • Himamauli Das (Senior Advisor, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President, Financial Integrity Network at Crowell & Moring International)

    Himamauli Das

    Senior Advisor, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President, Financial Integrity Network at Crowell & Moring International

    Him Das is a senior advisor at C&M International, the global policy and regulatory affairs affiliate of Crowell & Moring LLP. Him advises on international economic policy and foreign relations, which includes trade, foreign investment, national security, export controls and sanctions, financial regulation, export promotion, climate negotiations, and compliance matters involving international financial institutions. In addition to his affiliation with CMI as senior adviser, Him is Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), a Washington-based advisory firm that provides services to governments, financial services firms, and other organizations to strengthen global financial integrity.

    Before his most recent position as counselor to the general counsel at the Treasury Department, Him served as senior director for international trade and investment at the National Security Council and National Economic Council. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating White House policy efforts on trade negotiations – including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – and trade enforcement matters. He was engaged in all matters within the White House related to trade, investment, and in international fora including the Group of Seven, the Group of Twenty, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

    As acting deputy assistant secretary for trade and investment at the Treasury Department (2015) and assistant general counsel for international affairs (2008-2015), Him led efforts on financial services negotiations and negotiations on macroeconomic policy matters in the context of trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties.

    As Treasury’s top international lawyer, he handled a broad range of international economic matters, including on rules governing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), sovereign debt litigation, privileges and immunities, and terrorism matters, legal, funding, and compliance matters involving the international financial institutions, international financial regulatory standards and efforts to respond to the 2008 financial crisis, climate change negotiations, and regional issues, including China and India.

    Him also served as an attorney at the State Department and the National Security Council, where he played a key role in drafting the U.S. and international framework to combat terrorist financing and the USA PATRIOT Act. He also was involved in the economic reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Him received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif, and a M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy, both at U.C. Berkeley. He received his B.A. with high distinction in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.Sc. in astrophysics, planetary and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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  • Evan Y. Chuck (Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP)

    Evan Y. Chuck

    Partner at Crowell & Moring LLP

    Evan Chuck is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s International Trade and Corporate Groups. He leads the firm’s Asia practice and is also a director of the firm’s China consulting subsidiary, CMI Shanghai.

    Evan has more than 25 years of international trade and cross-border transactional experience. He has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 companies in structuring market entry, global supply chain and e-commerce strategies across the Asia-Pacific region. He has in-depth experience in China with cross-border acquisitions/dispositions, government regulatory compliance, and investigations. He has also been representing a select group of large, multinational Chinese companies with complex U.S. transactional, tax, and regulatory issues.

    His experience includes representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies in their expansion, operations, and disposition across Asia – including China, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, and India. He has experience in a broad range of technology and data intensive industries, including medical devices, semiconductors, power generation, health care/pharmacy benefits management, advertising and public relations, video game development, and architecture/engineering design services. Evan has also represented well known luxury and sports-related brands growing in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in their e-commerce strategies targeted at Chinese consumers. His experience includes representation of companies in the cosmetics, apparel/accessories, food & beverage, hospitality, and luxury department store segments expanding into China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

    He began his career as an international trade lawyer in Washington D.C., representing U.S.-based companies in major unfair trade disputes. He continues to advise U.S.-based companies with complex supply chains in the ongoing Section 301 trade dispute between the U.S. and China. On behalf of the U.S. lumber industry, Evan helped file a constitutional challenge to the bi-national dispute resolution mechanism of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement which ultimately led to a settlement between the two countries. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, he served as the chair of a global firm’s International Trade group for seven years and also served as the managing partner of that firm’s Shanghai office for seven years.

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