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Tamar Jejeia Satterwhite

Attorney Advisor

Tamar Jejeia Satterwhite is an Attorney Advisor with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she works on Central Asia programs.  Prior to joining CLDP, Tamar worked in the Global Trade & Policy Practice of a law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on import and export controls, Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ruling requests, and other areas of international trade law.

Prior to her law firm experience, Tamar served as an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce advising the International Trade Administration (ITA) on international trade compliance matters related to technical barriers to trade, standards, good regulatory practices, and trade in services. 

Tamar has also served as an Attorney-Fellow in the Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Office of the General Counsel where she handled a wide range of legal issues related to international trade.  Additionally, Tamar provided legal assistance and technical expertise to the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center at USTR working on Russia-related trade enforcement issues.

Tamar received her juris doctorate from The George Washington University Law School and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in International Studies from Austin College.  Tamar is fluent in Georgian and Russian.