Robert Holleyman

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; President & CEO, C&M International LLC, USA

Robert Holleyman is a partner in Crowell & Moring's International Trade and Privacy and Security Groups, as well as the president and CEO of C&M International. He served as deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2014 to 2017, with the rank of ambassador. While at USTR, Robert was responsible for US trade and investment relations with Asia and with regional institutions, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. He led USTR's negotiations with China, including the work of the annual Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade and with India through the US-India Trade Policy Forum. In addition, he was responsible for global trade policy in areas of services, investment, intellectual property, and innovation. He led the creation of the Digital Trade Working Group within USTR and developed the 'Digital2Dozen,' a series of groundbreaking measures secured in the Asia-Pacific region that established rules promoting a free and open internet. While in the private sector, Robert was president and chief executive officer of BSA/The Software Alliance from 1990 to 2013. He transformed an early stage enterprise into a global association representing the world's software powerhouses across 65 countries with 16 foreign offices. Robert has a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a J.D. from Louisiana State University.


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