Miriam E. Sapiro was confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009 as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. Ambassador Sapiro is responsible for trade negotiations and enforcement with Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. She also supervises Services and Investment, Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness, Intellectual Property and Innovation, and the Washington, DC office of WTO and Multilateral Affairs.
Ambassador Sapiro was the founder and President of Summit Strategies International, a consulting firm specializing in internet and telecommunications policy issues, from 2002 to 2008. Prior to that, she was an executive in the technology sector. She has served as Chairman of the Coalition of Service Industries' China E-Commerce Committee and as Vice-President of the American Society of International Law.
Ambassador Sapiro served as Special Assistant to President Clinton and Counselor for Southeast European Stabilization and Reconstruction. In this capacity, she worked with USTR, other federal agencies and foreign governments to stabilize the region. Prior to her appointment, she served as Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, developing and coordinating economic and security policies. She was also a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and worked in the Office of Legal Adviser. She helped negotiate the Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia and has represented the U.S. Government in numerous other complex negotiations. She is the recipient of two Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State.
Ambassador Sapiro received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review, and her B.A. from Williams College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was a Rotary Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, and has taught international law at New York University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Columbia University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Washington International Trade Association, among other organizations.