Kellie Meiman Hock

Kellie Meiman Hock, Senior Counselor, founded the firm’s trade and Brazil/Southern Cone practices, helping over one-hundred companies take advantage of global trade and investment opportunities and troubleshoot obstacles to to market access since joining McLarty in March 2000.

Prior to her joining McLarty, she served for almost a decade as a US Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State, serving in Bogota, Colombia, and throughout Brazil in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, and Recife, as well as at the Office of the US Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President.

For over three decades, Kellie has worked on various aspects of trade, technology, and national industrial policies for major multinational companies, ranging from local content requirements to data localization and trade remedies. Kellie has been deeply engaged in companies’ efforts to manage uncertainty in the global trade agenda and increased economic nationalism. She has also helped many companies globalize their public policy operations and develop international expansion plans. She has lived and studied in Central America and Japan.

Kellie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She often writes and speaks on policy matters related to trade, Brazil, and Latin America.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Kellie is a graduate of the Georgetown University School  of  Foreign  Service. She fluently speaks Spanish and Portuguese.