Who We Are

Daniel M. Price, Managing Director

Daniel M. Price focuses on international economic policy, regulatory matters, and dispute resolution, drawing on his experience as Senior Partner for Global Issues at Sidley Austin, the White House international economics advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa,” USTR Deputy General Counsel, and Deputy Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal.

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Michael J. Smart, Managing Director

Michael J. Smart focuses on international trade and investment policy, including market access and regulatory matters, drawing on his experience as International Trade Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Finance, Director for International Trade and Investment at the National Security Council, Associate at Sidley Austin LLP, and Legislative Director for a US Congressman.

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Clay Lowery, Managing Director

Clay Lowery focuses on international financial regulation, sovereign debt, exchange rates, and investment policy, drawing on his experience as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department, a US representative to the IMF and the Financial Stability Board, Director of International Finance at the National Security Council, VP at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and VP of Cisco.

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Bruce H. Andrews, Managing Director

Bruce H. Andrews focuses on US domestic political and economic policy issues, international trade and investment issues, technology policy issues and other regulatory and policy matters, drawing on his experience as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce, General Counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Vice President for Government Affairs for the Ford Motor Company.

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Barbara Weisel, Managing Director

Barbara Weisel focuses on international trade and investment policy and negotiations as well as market access and regulatory matters, drawing on her experience as Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and lead US negotiator of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and as an economist at the State Department covering Japan and the Middle East.

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Jean-David Levitte, Senior Policy Advisor

Jean-David Levitte focuses on European policy issues and foreign relations, drawing on his experience as Senior Diplomatic Advisor and G8/G20 “Sherpa” to former French Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac. He also served as French ambassador to the US, Permanent Representative to the UN, and held numerous positions in the French Foreign Ministry (including postings in Beijing and Hong Kong).

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Kirsten Wiard-Bauer, Policy Analyst

Kirsten Wiard-Bauer researches and reports on international finance, regulatory matters, and trade and investment issues. Ms. Wiard-Bauer received her BA in Economics and BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. She previously interned in the Economic Section at US Embassy Brasilia, where she focused on digital economy and macroeconomic policy issues in Brazil.


Martha Babbitt, Policy Analyst

Martha Babbitt researches and reports on international economic policy, digital economy, and trade and investment issues. Ms. Babbitt received her MA in International Economics and European Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and BA in Economics and French from Vanderbilt University. She previously interned with the US Department of State and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she focused on European political economy issues.


Lynn Faught, Office Manager

Lynn Faught is responsible for all aspects of office management, including finance, schedule coordination and operations. A native Washingtonian, Ms. Faught received her BA in History of Art from Skidmore College.