International Trade, Tech, & Industrial Policy

McLarty’s trade practice, founded over twenty-three years ago by Senior Counselor Kellie Meiman Hock, has helped companies to pursue international trade and investment opportunities and troubleshoot market access barriers for over two decades. In partnership with our clients, we have navigated the rapid expansion of free trade agreements as well as the current backlash against globalization and pivot to industrial policy, long popular in key global markets through local content requirements and subsidies.

Kate Kalutkiewicz, who previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Trade and Economic Policy and as a USTR trade negotiator, including four years at the US mission to the European Union in Brussels, leads McLarty’s trade practice, having spent nearly two decades negotiating complex international agreements, notably in Europe and South America. Most recently she led US trade policy for a leading US technology company, working to advance its interests in trade, tech, and industrial policy. She proactively develops and implements strategies designed to help companies to achieve their trade and investment policy goals – both globally and in Washington.

In concert with McLarty’s world class regional teams – from China to South Asia, from Brussels to Latin America – our trade team can help companies to confront market complexity to preserve existing market access or to unlock first-mover advantage.



We’ve worked on:

  • US-Colombia FTA
  • US-Peru FTA
  • US-Panama FTA
  • US-Chile FTA
  • Korea-US FTA
  • US-Israel FTA
  • US-Jordan FTA
  • US-Morocco FTA
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • Mercosur
  • Pacific Alliance
  • African Growth & Opportunity Act
  • European Union
  • TTIP
  • Eurasian Economic Union
  • Brexit
  • EU-Mexico FTA
  • WTO

International Trade Team