Senior Counsel Lindsey Scannell is a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Scannell's overseas work focuses on legal reform and economic development issues with countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. Prior to her current position, Ms. Scannell served as an attorney for CLDP focusing on capacity building programs in South and Southeast Asia on procurement and energy related issues. Ms. Scannell also previously worked for the Women, Business and the Law program at the World Bank-IFC, where she focused on francophone Africa and for USTR’s South-East Asia Office. Ms. Scannell received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she worked as a student attorney for the Harrison Institute for Public Policy focusing on issues of international trade. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in History. Ms. Scannell is admitted to practice law in New York State. She is fluent in French and speaks Japanese and Chinese at an intermediate level.