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Washingtonian Names Ambassador Robert Holleyman to 2021 “Washington’s Most Influential People” List

Washington – February 26, 2021: Washingtonian named Ambassador Robert Holleyman, a partner in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade and Privacy and Cybersecurity groups and president and CEO of Crowell & Moring International, to the 2021 list of “Washington’s Most Influential People.” The list features innovators and thought leaders in D.C. with “deep subject-matter knowledge, the ones who understand the nuances and complexities of how and where laws affect business, government, and society—the ones who are going to be maintaining that knowledge no matter who gets voted in or voted out of office.”

Holleyman 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 matters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as supply chains and global trade remain weakened from the pandemic, Holleyman and the International Trade Group have worked closely with companies and industry on how best to move forward under rapidly changing circumstances.

Prior to joining the firm, Holleyman served as Deputy United States Trade Representative during the Obama-Biden administration. In that role, Holleyman was responsible for U.S. 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 U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum. In addition, Holleyman was responsible for global trade policy in the areas of services, investment, intellectual property, and innovation.

Washingtonian’s editorial staff compiles the list, selecting those in areas they felt the new administration and Congress would focus on for the next few years. According to the publication, they aimed to “highlight people who have significant influence over policy, the stuff that shapes our country.”

To view the full “Washington’s Most Influential People” list, visit here.

About Crowell & Moring International

Crowell & Moring International LLC is a global government relations, public affairs, and public policy consulting firm that helps clients shape the international regulatory landscape to support innovation, sustainable growth, and commercial competitiveness in global markets. For more than thirty years, C&M International’s team of public policy experts, former trade negotiators and government officials, economists, and researchers has worked with clients to resolve commercial and trade challenges, clear political hurdles, and engage in the policymaking processes that affect their business goals. When issues demand it, the team also brings to bear the resources and expertise of its lawyer colleagues within its parent organization, Crowell & Moring LLP.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity and inclusion.


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