Patrick. Macrory has practiced trade law in Washington, D.C., for more than thirty years, specializing in anti-dumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards cases, as well as GATT and WTO matters. Mr. Macrory practiced commercial law at the English Bar for three years before moving to the United States. He was a senior partner at two major Washington law firms, Arnold & Porter, and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. He is now Director of the International Trade Law Center at the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as Trade Consultant to the International Senior Lawyers Project.
Mr. Macrory has written and spoken extensively on international trade law subjects. He was Co-Chairman of the International Trade Committee of the American Bar Association from 1983 to 1984. He has taught international trade law at universities in Tokyo, London, and Washington, as well as at the World Trade Institute in Berne. He has lectured on trade law in many parts of the world, including Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, Nepal, Switzerland, Krygyzstan, the Bahamas, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic. In 2001 Mr. Macrory designed a course for the U.S. Foreign Service Institute to instruct foreign service officers and other U.S. government officials on monitoring compliance with the WTO and other trade agreements. The course is run several times a year under Mr. Macrory's supervision.
Mr. Macrory has carried out many consulting projects on trade issues. For example, in 2003 he advised the People's Bank of China on WTO aspects of banking law reform in a project financed by the Asian Development Bank. In 2004 he led a team that provided WTO training to 250 senior Chinese judges in another ADB-financed project. He has been advising the Government of Armenia on aspects of Armenia's accession to the WTO, in a project financed by USAID. . Mr. Macrory recently designed and ran a series of workshops for different service sectors in Jordan focusing on how they can use international trade agreements to expand exports. He has also designed and run workshops on trade negotiation in Botswana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Malawi, and a workshop on safeguards in Zambia.
Mr. Macrory is Editor-in-Chief of a major work on the World Trade Organisation, published in May 2005 by Springer under the title "The World Trade Organization - Legal, Economic, and Political Analysis". The book contains more than eighty chapters, providing comprehensive legal, political, and economic analyses of the WTO, written by many of the leading academics, practitioners, and government officials in the world. Two former Directors-General of the WTO, two members of the Appellate Body, and a number of members of the WTO staff, have contributed chapters to the book, and another former Director-General has written the foreword.. Mr. Macrory himself wrote the chapters on anti-dumping and import licensing. One review of the book described it as "the standard reference tool for trade experts and professionals".
Mr. Macrory is a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
M.A. Oxford (1962)
Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, London (1964)
Ll.M. George Washington University (1970)