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The Science and Technology Committee evaluates scientific and technological issues and trends in litigation, federal and state regulatory regimes and legislative developments in practice areas across the spectrum of environmental, energy and resources law.

Forum Friday - April 25

The American Bar Association Pesticides, Chemicals Regulations and Right to Know Committee, Science and Technology Committee and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld will host a "Friday Breakfast Forum" networking event on Friday, April 25, 2014. This event is complimentary. If you would like to join remotely or need more information, please feel free to contact Joanne, We look forward to seeing you or your colleague(s) next Friday!



Mary Lisa Madell
Director for Agricultural Affairs
Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Ashley Miller
Director for Industrial Good Market Access
Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Daniella Taveau
Senior Trade Advisor
US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (EDT)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC

DISCUSSION TOPIC : Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations, and in particular how these negotiations could impact domestic and international efforts to modernize and harmonize chemical control regulatory policies and priorities, and marketing domestic products overseas.

Mary Lisa Madell joined the staff of USTR’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in May 2012. She is responsible for agricultural trade issues involving the European Union and other European countries, and for trade issues involving new technologies including agricultural biotechnology. She serves as the lead negotiator for the agricultural market access and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) negotiating groups in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations.
Prior to USTR, Mary Lisa was the Director of the Office of Europe and Eurasia in the Office of Global Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services (2009 – 2012). She worked on trade issues related to animal and plant health measures for the Trade Support Team in USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, including as Deputy Director from 2004 to 2009, and as an agricultural economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service.
She has a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Diplôme in international economics from the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ashley Miller is Director for Industrial Goods Market Access at USTR. In this capacity, she assists in developing and coordinating U.S. trade policy as it affects U.S. manufacturing sectors, relating to tariff and non-tariff barriers that impact industrial goods. Her portfolio includes negotiating sector-specific regulatory compatibility in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement, World Trade Organization (WTO) market access issues, as well as the telecommunications equipment sector.

Prior to joining USTR, she was the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Access and Compliance Attaché at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and was responsible for creating and executing strategies to increase and maintain market access for U.S. companies in Europe and advised U.S. industry on various facets of EU legislation and regulation. At the Mission, she was also responsible for innovation issues at the U.S. Mission to the European Union including the U.S. EU Innovation Dialogue as well as intellectual property rights.

Prior to her work with the European Union, Ms. Miller was an international economist at the Department specializing in World Trade Organization (WTO) issues including certain areas of the Doha Development Round and Russia’s Accession to the WTO.

She received a Master’s degree in public administration and policy from Rutgers University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Central Africa.

Daniella Taveau is a Senior Trade Advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she is responsible for negotiating international pesticide and chemical related agreements. In this capacity, she represents EPA at the World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committees, and all multilateral and bilateral trade agreements. She also leads EPA’s efforts in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, World Wine Trade Group, and Codex Alimentarius Commission. Prior to working at EPA, Daniella worked in international trade at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and spent ten years as an executive in the cosmetic industry.

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