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Elena Bryan joined GMF’s Washington office in April 2020 as a visiting senior fellow. Her work focusses on trade and investment, with a particular focus on the transatlantic economy and the overlap of U.S./EU economic relations with third countries.

Elena spent most of her career at USTR. Before returning to Washington, she lived in Brussels for nearly six years. She was senior trade representative at the U.S. Mission to the EU where she was USTR’s senior official in the EU during the T-TIP negotiations. In more than 20 years at USTR, she oversaw bilateral trade relations in Southeast Asia and India, negotiated market access, rules of origin, and development chapters in several U.S. trade agreements, and represented the United States at the WTO. Early in her career, she served a tour at USTR’s Geneva office where she focused on tariff and non-tariff barrier negotiations. Before moving to Brussels in 2011, she led U.S. efforts on the intersection between trade and development in the international trading system, including development aspects of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.