American University Washington College of Law and at the Georgetown University Law Center
Jesse Kreier is former Acting Director, Counsellor and Chief Legal Officer of the WTO Rules Division, which he left after 26 years of service in 2018.
He currently consults on trade law matters and teaches trade law at American University Washington College of Law and at the Georgetown University Law Center. He recently completed service as Chair of a binational panel under NAFTA. At the WTO, Mr. Kreier served as legal officer to dispute settlement panels, and subsequently supervised all dispute settlement arising under the WTO Rules agreements. He also supported various WTO negotiations, including as Secretary of the Doha Round’s Negotiating Group on Rules, served as Secretary of the SCM and TRIMS Committees, the Working Party on State Trading Enterprises and the AD Committee’s Working Group on Implementation, and conducted WTO training programs around the world. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Kreier was in private legal practice in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in international trade regulation.
Mr. Kreier holds a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.