Senior Attorney Tamar is a Senior Attorney with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She oversees the Central Asia portfolio with expertise in international trade law, trade facilitation, customs, procurement, digital trade, and women’s economic empowerment. Prior to CLDP, Tamar worked at a DC law firm specializing in global trade and policy, and served in the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce, at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Tamar began her legal career at USTR General Counsel’s Office, a prominent U.S. government agency responsible for formulating and implementing trade policies. She received her JD from The George Washington University Law School and BA, magna cum laude, in International Studies from Austin College. Tamar is fluent in Georgian and Russian and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.