David Thomas | Business Roundtable

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About BRT

David Thomas is a Vice President for the Business Roundtable.  In this role, he oversees the International Engagement committee, advocating international trade and investment policies that promote U.S. competitiveness, economic growth, and job creation.

Before joining the Business Roundtable in July 2011, Mr. Thomas served as Trade Counsel for the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways & Means within the U.S. House of Representatives.  He advised Members of Congress and staff on a range of international trade legislation and other matters, including negotiation and implementation of trade agreements, bilateral relationships with U.S. trading partners, and World Trade Organization (WTO) issues.

Prior to joining the House Ways & Means trade staff in March 2007, Mr. Thomas was in private practice for eight years in the D.C. office of a large international law firm.  His practice focused on international trade and transportation policy and legal matters.  He represented corporate and other clients before Congress and the Executive Branch on matters involving bilateral and regional trade agreements, WTO agreements, U.S. trade preferences, and other trade matters.

Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and he was Senior Articles Editor of the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade.  Before law school, he worked as a legislative aide for former U.S. Senator Dirk Kempthorne.  Mr. Thomas graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Economics.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.