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Suzanne Garner

Suzanne Garner

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 15, 2018




Suzanne Garner practices, teaches and consults in the field of international trade and investment law, with more than a decade of experience in free trade negotiations, dispute resolution, and global regulatory compliance.

Garner served under the current and former presidential administrations as an associate general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she represented the United States in regional and multilateral trade negotiations and in disputes before the WTO. Garner was lead counsel for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) and several notable WTO cases (US—Clove Cigarettes (defense), Argentina—Financial Services (third party)). Garner also covered trade with Canada (NAFTA, softwood lumber), the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), and U.S. government third-party participation in several foreign trade remedy investigations (AD/CVD).

Before joining USTR, Garner handled investor-state and international commercial arbitrations at Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C., where she also represented corporate clients in FCPA and AD/CVD investigations.

Garner teaches LLM students in the Legal Writing Program. She has presented scholarly work at the University of Copenhagen iCourts (2017) and Harvard University (2004), and consults periodically for the International Investment Agreements Section of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Her research interests include the resolution of trade disputes involving non-tariff barriers and the application of nondiscrimination provisions in the realm of trade in services.

Garner earned her JD at Boston College Law School (2006) and her MA and BA in philosophy of religion at University of California, Santa Barbara (2000 and 1997). She is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New Republic
February 20, 2019
Re: Sam Erman

The New Republic published a review of Sam Erman's book entitled "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire. According to the reviewer, "The book is deeply researched and densely footnoted, but Erman’s writing is also lively and lucid, and he has an eye for catchy stories and compelling characters." The review goes on to suggest that aside from its compelling narrative, the book "has recovered a crucial history of the struggle over democracy, rights, race, and gender in America, a set of conflicts we have not left behind."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
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Jonathan Barnett co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission in response to a request for public comments following Hearings #4 on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy. 

Dorothy S. Lund
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"Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," Ackerman Conference on Differential Voting Shares, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Orin Kerr
December, 2018

"Implementing Carpenter" posted to SSRN.