Law, Politics of Global Economy Is Forum Topic

Contact: Jim Settele, (207) 581-1835

BANGOR — The Bangor Foreign Policy Forum will host Ambassador John K. Veroneau, former Deputy United States Trade Representative, Nov. 15 at the Bangor Public Library for a discussion on the law and politics of a global economy.

The talk is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 a.m. in the second-floor library lecture hall. An RSVP is requested in advance by emailing or calling (207) 581-1835. Ambassador Veroneau will present his talk again later in the day, at 4 p.m. in the D.P. Corbett Business Building at UMaine, an appearance sponsored by UMaine’s School of Policy and International Affairs.

Veroneau, a 1983 graduate of the University of Maine, currently is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP. As vice-chair of the International Practice Group, he provides legal and strategic advice to clients with global interests.

Veroneau recently served as deputy United States Trade Representative (USTR) where he had broad supervisory responsibilities over U.S. trade policy and previously served as USTR’s general counsel, responsible for U.S. trade law and litigation activities. Ambassador Veroneau had been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as an Assistant Secretary of Defense in President Clinton’s administration. He has extensive legislative branch experience, having served as legislative director to Senator Bill Cohen and then Majority Leader Bill Frist, and chief of staff to Senator Susan Collins.

He earned his law degree at the University of Maine School of Law.