Robert Lighthizer is Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position. Lighthizer is a lawyer who served as Deputy Trade Representative under Reagan. As a partner at the Washington offices of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Lighthizer has represented many U.S. corporations and has harshly criticized China's trade practices.
|2017.01.03||Trump names China critic Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative. reuters.com (See also "U.S. Trade Representative", Office of the United States Trade Representative)|