November 2-PSA hosted Angela Ellard, House Committee on Ways and Means Republican Staff, and Elissa Alben, Senate Finance Committee Democratic Staff, for an off-the-record dinner with the Fall 2015 class of the Congressional Partnership Program.
Angela Ellard is the Ways & Means Committee Chief Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director in the U.S. House of Representatives. She advises Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), and the other Members on a variety of trade matters, including negotiations and implementation of bilateral and regional free trade agreements, the operation of U.S. trade laws, trade promotion authority, antidumping and countervailing duty issues, bilateral relationships with U.S. trading partners, preference programs for developing countries, and World Trade Organization negotiations anddispute settlement. Before joining the Committee staff in 1995, Ms. Ellard was in private practice, specializing in international trade litigation and policy.
Elissa Alben served at the office of the U.S. trade representative (USTR), where she served as deputy assistant USTR for monitoring and enforcement and as associate general counsel. She previously served as a trade fellow for the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and has private sector experience. Alben is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School.