“It has been a great pleasure to have Alan serve as our Chairman, especially at a time when the United States has been pursuing an ambitious trade agenda,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “Alan’s expertise and counsel have been invaluable in guiding and shaping the NFTC’s trade advocacy efforts in many areas, and he is an asset to the NFTC and our members. We look forward to his continued leadership as our Chairman.”
Prior to joining McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Wolff was Co-Chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s International Trade Practice Group. Previously, from 1991 through September 2007, Wolff served as managing partner of Dewey Ballantine’s Washington, DC office and was chair of that firm’s international trade practice since joining Dewey Ballantine in 1985, prior to the firm’s merger with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae. He is co-chair of the Innovation Policy Forum of the National Academies’ Science Technology and Economic Policy Board, a National Associate of the National Academies, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Wolff’s extensive experience in international trade relations includes serving as U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations in the Carter Administration between 1977-1979. In that position he held the rank of ambassador and played a key role in several U.S. international trade negotiations. He also served as General Counsel of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Nixon and Ford Administrations, and prior to that provided counsel on international monetary, trade and development policy issues at the Treasury Department.