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ALAN DUNN, SENIOR ADVISOR

Alan Dunn joined Cambridge in 2014, and also remains a partner in the law firm of Stewart and Stewart. He currently serves on the Presidential Transition Team for President-Elect, Donald Trump. He is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and served as one of the lead U.S. negotiators in the multilateral GATT Uruguay Round negotiations, which established the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Mexico and Canada.  He was also instrumental in successful negotiations of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  

Mr. Dunn was among the senior U.S. officials responsible for forming and implementing trade-related policy and acted as the administrator of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws, as well as several other U.S. trade programs. He also held trade policy responsibility for several industry sectors, including telecommunications, computers, energy and chemicals.

Mr. Dunn has worked on matters and advised clients in a variety of industries, including securing the first presidential waiver under the Arms Export Control Act for a license under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations for a chemical engineering firm to destroy chemical weapons of mass destruction abroad. He provided trade and WTO analysis for a U.S. energy company to successfully secure the first export licenses for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to both FTA and non-FTA countries. And he has represented satellite launch and services company in successful application for approval under sanctions law to privatize international organization with sanctioned owners including Cuba and Iran as well as before Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) under the Exon-Florio Amendment.

He has also won grants of numerous export licenses, technology assistance agreements, manufacturing license agreements, and security agreements under the authority of the State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for manufacturers of munitions, military aircraft, and armor products controlled under the U.S. Munitions List (USML) as well as before the ATF for approval of permanent imports of armor controlled under the U.S. Munitions Import List (USMIL)

He served as a Member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) under two presidents and continues to serve on the ACIEP Sanctions Subcommittee, President and Director of the American Australian Education Leadership Foundation, as well as a director or principal in a number of profit and not for profit organizations. Before practicing law, Mr. Dunn was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service at the Department of State.

Mr. Dunn was educated at Washington & Lee University, George Mason University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received his Doctor of Laws.