Peggy Clarke Law - Bio

Peggy A. Clarke

Ms. Clarke has been in the trade field for 30 years.  During that time she has advised and represented, corporations, individuals, trade associations, and governments in trade remedy matters – including antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard proceedings, in dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization and its predecessor the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, as well as NAFTA and other trade agreements; and advised on general trade policy matters, such as legislation, trade promotion, and specific market access concerns.  She has also advised governments on how to establish programs consistent with their trade obligations under the WTO and other agreements.

Ms. Clarke began in this field prior to attending law school, working at the Office of Import Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she was both a trade analyst conducting reviews of countervailing duty orders and a policy advisor.  During her time in Import Administration, Ms. Clarke participated in GATT dispute settlement proceedings and was one of the negotiators of the U.S. – Canada Free Trade Agreement.

Since graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, in 1990, Ms. Clarke has worked as an associate, counsel, or partner in several law firms, specializing in international trade matters.  Ms. Clarke also worked as counsel to the Chair of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (“ACTPN”). 

Ms. Clarke is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School where she teaches Trade Remedy Law.  Ms. Clarke has also written and spoken extensively on trade issues.

Ms. Clarke is the current secretary of Women In International Trade and is a former Co-Chair of the ABA’s Section of International Law’s International Trade Committee.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Clarke has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the George Washington University.